Definition of arise in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈrīz/

verb (past arose /əˈrōz/; past participle arisen /əˈrizən/)

[no object]
1(Of a problem, opportunity, or situation) emerge; become apparent: new difficulties had arisen
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  • But the service does not only deal with businesses, as big problems can arise in domestic situations too.
  • The problem often arises in a situation where occupants of such a household rise from bed at different times each morning.
  • The second problem arises because of the difficulty of deciding on the specific subject matter of a particular copyright.
come to light, become apparent, appear, emerge, crop up, turn up, surface, spring up;
literary befall, come to pass
1.1Come into being; originate: the practice arose in the nineteenth century
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  • The review was undertaken by Mr Prasifka's office after a number of issues that had arisen since his original determination in early 2001.
  • Having made the technical correction may I now explain how it arises under the original agreement?
  • It is about correcting an unintended consequence that may have arisen out of the original drafting of the bill.
1.2 (arise from/out of) Occur as a result of: most conflicts arise from ignorance or uncertainty
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  • Holders should be liable for damages arising from the loss of a card until the consumer notifies the issuer.
  • It was a well attended meeting and what arose from it was the success of the youth discos over the year.
  • The second is that very complex collective behaviours can arise from simple parts.
result, proceed, follow, ensue, derive, stem, originate;
be caused by
2 formal or literary Get or stand up: he arose at 9:30 and went out for a walk
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  • Glancing at Rick, Vivian arose and he stood chuckling and glancing at her mother in triumph.
  • I arose on wobbly legs, stumbled to the board, and watched my life pass in front of me.
  • His spine straightening as he arises, he takes the hand of the concertmaster and grasps it briefly.
stand up, rise, get to one's feet, get up


Old English ārīsan, from ā- 'away' (as an intensifier) + the verb rise.

Words that rhyme with arise

advise, apprise, apprize, assize, capsize, chastise, comprise, demise, despise, devise, downsize, excise, flies, guise, incise, low-rise, misprize, outsize, previse, prise, prize, remise, revise, rise, size, surmise, surprise, uprise, wise

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Syllabification: a·rise

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