- to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise: He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
- to awaken; wake up: He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
- to move upward; mount; ascend: A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
- to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up: New problems arise daily.
- to result or proceed; spring or issue (sometimes followed by from): It is difficult to foresee the consequences that may arise from this action. After such destruction many problems in resettlement often arise.
Origin of arise
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3. climb. 4. emerge, flow, emanate.
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Examples from the Web for arises
For every "potential Ebola victim" that arises in the U.S., the CDC is forced to mobilize to the location.Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the Disease
October 9, 2014
The problem of “incidental impact” arises in many different contexts.Waiting for the Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby Decision
Geoffrey R. Stone
June 18, 2014
But the danger which arises from ignorance in the voter can not be denied.
And then at once arises the danger into which morality has led us: the danger of persecution.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
The barrenness of the Causses arises, as will be seen, from natural causes.The Roof of France
This seems to be the case with that belief which arises from the relation of cause and effect.
From this service to the future arises the family and the home.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
- to come into being; originate
- (foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; resultguilt arising from my actions
- to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
- to come into notice
- to move upwards; ascend
Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise
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Word Origin and History for arises
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