Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

arise

[uh-rahyz]
verb (used without object), a·rose, a·ris·en [uh-riz-uhn] /əˈrɪz ən/, a·ris·ing.
  1. to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise: He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
  2. to awaken; wake up: He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
  3. to move upward; mount; ascend: A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
  4. to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up: New problems arise daily.
  5. 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.
Show More

Origin of arise

before 900; Middle English arisen, Old English ārīsan; cognate with Gothic ur-reisan. See a-3, rise
Related formsre·a·rise, verb (used without object), re·a·rose, re·a·ris·en, re·a·ris·ing.

Synonyms for arise

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rearise

Historical Examples of rearise

  • And then, as he began to rearise, Markheim bounded from behind upon his victim.

    Stories By English Authors: Germany

    Various

  • And what is this new form in which consciousness has to rearise?


British Dictionary definitions for rearise

arise

verb arises, arising, arose or arisen (intr)
  1. to come into being; originate
  2. (foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; resultguilt arising from my actions
  3. to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
  4. to come into notice
  5. to move upwards; ascend
Show More

Word Origin for arise

Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for rearise

arise

v.

Old English arisan "to get up, rise; spring from, originate; spring up, ascend" (cognate with Old Saxon arisan, Gothic urreisan), from a- (1) "of" + rise (v.). Mostly replaced by rise except in reference to circumstances. Related: Arising; arose; arisen.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper