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[uh-rahyz] /əˈraɪz/
verb (used without object), arose, arisen
[uh-riz-uh n] /əˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA),
arising.
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.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English arisen, Old English ārīsan; cognate with Gothic ur-reisan. See a-3, rise
Related forms
rearise, verb (used without object), rearose, rearisen, rearising.
Synonyms
3. climb. 4. emerge, flow, emanate.
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Examples for arises
  • However you choose to brown your bird, the one fear that always arises is that the meat is going to dry out in the process.
  • Whether an idea arises uniquely or reappears many times, it may thrive in the meme pool or it may dwindle and vanish.
  • The nickname arises from its tendency to swim close to the surface, raising its dorsal fin above the water.
  • The predators live close to mild, domesticated animals and will eat them if the opportunity arises.
  • Marmot adds pit zips for letting off serious steam when the occasion arises.
  • During duty hours, firefighters must be prepared to respond immediately to a fire or any other emergency that arises.
  • It is always an occasion for regret to any community when a conflict arises between laborers and their employers.
  • It is large enough to accommodate all his family, and whenever a cloud arises they take refuge therein.
  • These same lesions cover the priest when, moments later, he arises.
  • They lurk around the ants' trails, pretending to be ants and grabbing a meal when the opportunity arises.
British Dictionary definitions for arises

arise

/əˈraɪz/
verb (intransitive) arises, arising, arose, arisen
1.
to come into being; originate
2.
(foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; result guilt 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
Word Origin
Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise
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Word Origin and History for arises
arise
O.E. arisan (cognate with O.S. arisan, Goth. urreisan), from a- (1) "of" + rise (q.v.). Mostly replaced by rise except in ref. to circumstances.
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