Verb arise Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


arise (third-person singular simple present arises, present participle arising, simple past arose, past participle arisen)

  1. To come up from a lower to a higher position.
  2. To come up from one's bed or place of repose; to get up.
  3. To spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself.

More definition: get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise, He arose from his chair when she entered the room. awaken; wake up, He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach. move upward; mount; ascend, A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin. come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up, New problems arise daily. 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.

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 OriginOld English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see riseCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.


Magnetic fields arise from the flow of current.

All our errors in explaining the origin of human society arise from our obstinacy in believing that primitive man was entirely similar to ourselves, who are civilized, i.e.

On the other hand, a polyp on the main stem may form a second bud which, instead of forming a pinnule by uniserial budding, produces by biserial budding a branch, from which pinnules arise as from the main stem (fig.

The radial canals are represented by wide gastric pouches, and may be absent, so that the tentacles arise directly from the stomach (Solmaridae).

He greatly increased and strengthened his Black Sea fleet, so as to be ready for any emergency that might arise, and in June 1886, contrary to the declaration made in the Treaty of Berlin (Art.

Today's independence movements arise when a group of people within a nation wish to politically separate in order to form a state that better represents their shared values.

I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful.

"We will all arise, every one of us will go, for our father the Tsar!" he shouted, rolling his bloodshot eyes.

The strangeness and absurdity of these replies arise from the fact that modern history, like a deaf man, answers questions no one has asked.

But to know what can and what cannot be executed is impossible, not only in the case of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in which millions participated, but even in the simplest event, for in either case millions of obstacles may arise to prevent its execution.

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