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Definition of "arise" []

  • To get up, as from a sitting or prone position; rise. (verb-intransitive)
  • To awaken and get up: arose at dawn. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move upward; ascend. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come into being; originate: hoped that a new spirit of freedom was arising. (verb-intransitive)
  • To result, issue, or proceed: mistakes that arise from a basic misunderstanding. See Synonyms at stem1. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arise" in a sentence
  • "The problems arise from the court documents the banks and the mortgage servicers file when pursuing foreclosures."
  • "Given the possibility of some topical variances here therefore, the question that might arise is whether this is, as is being reported in the aforementioned news sources, an intended denial of the contents of Tornielli's report, or whether it is not a denial, but rather a pre-emptive assurance, on the heels of Tornielli's story, that there are no formal changes to the liturgical books presently planned."
  • "Such a situation could only arise from a limited number of circumstances; either Mr. KENT was discharged due to physical injuries which precluded any further military service (active duty or reserve duty), or he was discharged under conditions/circumstances which involved disciplinary action."