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[uh-rahyz] /əˈraɪz/
verb (used without object), arose, arisen
[uh-riz-uh n] /əˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA),
to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise:
He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
to awaken; wake up:
He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
to move upward; mount; ascend:
A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up:
New problems arise daily.
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 of arise
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.
3. climb. 4. emerge, flow, emanate. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for arising


verb (intransitive) arises, arising, arose, arisen
to come into being; originate
(foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; result: guilt arising from my actions
to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
to come into notice
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 arising

verbal noun from arise (v.). Replaced in most senses by rising.



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.

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