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
2 formal or literary Get or stand up: he arose at 9.30
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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, jump up, leap up, spring up;
become erect, straighten 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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