Definition of arise in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈrʌɪz

verb (past arose /əˈrəʊz/; past participle arisen /əˈrɪz(ə)n/)

[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, make an appearance, appear, emerge, crop/turn up, come about, surface, spring up, enter into the picture; occur, ensue, set in, transpire, come into being/existence, begin, commence
    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: motorists are liable for damages arising out of accidents
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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, accrue; originate, emanate, spring, flow; be caused by, be brought about by, be produced by


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

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