Definition of arise in English:



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  • 1(of a problem, opportunity, or situation) emerge; become apparent.

    ‘new difficulties had arisen’
    • ‘Critics of the scheme maintain this would prevent regulators from taking action against a person if a problem arose in a particular case.’
    • ‘In a changing Ireland new and complex social problems are arising and a plan is being drawn up to help cope with the social changes.’
    • ‘An altogether different problem arises in the case of nuclear accidents.’
    • ‘In 1908 Erlang joined the Copenhagen Telephone Company and began applying probability to various problems arising in the context of telephone calls.’
    • ‘But the service does not only deal with businesses, as big problems can arise in domestic situations too.’
    • ‘‘So far we have had no feedback of any difficult situation arising,’ he said.’
    • ‘The biggest problems arose in cases where people were building their homes by direct labour.’
    • ‘He said the intent of the clause was merely to ensure that the committee would continue operating when problems arose.’
    • ‘He added that the council had envisaged some problems might arise but not to the extent that had occurred.’
    • ‘The second problem arises because of the difficulty of deciding on the specific subject matter of a particular copyright.’
    • ‘In this case the problem arose because the judge knew the Chief Constable who was a witness for the prosecution.’
    • ‘It was wonderful as the week went on to see the things that had been prayed for coming about, such as opportunities arising to talk to particular friends or particular situations arising.’
    • ‘The problem has arisen with the arrival of new electronic tables which appear to have a life of their own.’
    • ‘The problem often arises in a situation where occupants of such a household rise from bed at different times each morning.’
    • ‘The difficulty of estimating road traffic is well known, and predictable problems arise in the Chester context.’
    • ‘He said the problem arose when businesses began to grow and owners found it difficult to pass on the extra workload.’
    • ‘The problem arises where, in this situation, the principal instead wants to renege on the transaction.’
    • ‘But as the number of readers and commenters has risen over the past months some problems have arisen.’
    • ‘The problem arises when there are high numbers of emergency admissions where patients need to be cared for on medical wards.’
    • ‘He added that they had monitored the stream up to Tubbercurry and it appeared that the problem arose in the vicinity of the town.’
    come to light, become apparent, make an appearance, appear, emerge, crop up, turn up, come about, surface, spring up, enter into the picture
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    1. 1.1 Come into being; originate.
      ‘the practice arose in the nineteenth century’
      • ‘The main example in practice arises in relation to pension schemes.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, a more insidious practice has arisen.’
      • ‘Your Honour, the issue arises because of the practice of adducing evidence from an expert by means of tender of a report.’
      • ‘Identifying the tissue of origin for tumors arising in and around the biliary tract is particularly problematic far the pathologist, due in part to the anatomy of the region.’
      • ‘Practitioners who seek immediate answers cannot embark on a systematic review every time a new question arises in their practice.’
      • ‘Doctors are encouraged to recognise and reflect on the philosophical questions arising during clinical practice.’
      • ‘No important point of principle or practice arises and no other compelling reason exists for an appeal.’
      • ‘Similar practices arose in other east European states, China, and Cuba.’
      • ‘The review was undertaken by Mr Prasifka's office after a number of issues that had arisen since his original determination in early 2001.’
      • ‘In all probability this was the result of the intensification of practices arising in earlier periods.’
      • ‘This practice arose with the change in value of the preceding vowel at the time of the Great Vowel Shift, after which the final e fell silent.’
      • ‘These different ideologies and practices have arisen since the collapse of the Soviet system.’
      • ‘An informaticist service could perform this function, helping health professionals to answer questions arising in practice.’
      • ‘Conflict will only arise if we practice prejudice against either wisdom or faith.’
      • ‘Considerable debate has arisen over their origin, and many explanations have been given.’
      • ‘It might be assumed that the birds' near-universal distribution led to comparable practices arising independently in different localities.’
      • ‘Having made the technical correction may I now explain how it arises under the original agreement?’
      • ‘The insurance will cover damages arising as a result of an accident, medical costs, expatriation but not the theft of personal property.’
      • ‘This regret did not arise as a result of the questioning of such practices among the medical profession itself.’
      • ‘It is about correcting an unintended consequence that may have arisen out of the original drafting of the bill.’
    2. 1.2arise from/out of Occur as a result of.
      ‘motorists are liable for damages arising out of accidents’
      • ‘There could also have been analysis of the mental health questions that arise from conflict.’
      • ‘From January to June this year there have been 50 deaths arising out of 47 accidents.’
      • ‘The second is that very complex collective behaviours can arise from simple parts.’
      • ‘A claim is defined as a claim for damages for negligence arising out of a motor vehicle accident.’
      • ‘Experts said it was lucky that up to now the city had not had any accidents arising from leaking radiation.’
      • ‘This is an assessment of the general damages arising from the second incident.’
      • ‘It was a well attended meeting and what arose from it was the success of the youth discos over the year.’
      • ‘Holders should be liable for damages arising from the loss of a card until the consumer notifies the issuer.’
      • ‘Her arrival brings a clash of ideas and cultures, the comedy arising from the continuing conflict.’
      • ‘I reject also that it is a result which arises from the application of common sense.’
      • ‘Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg said the accident arose from a chain of tragic incidents.’
      • ‘The first application arises from an action for damages against the Northern Territory.’
      • ‘The reason for the stay arises from the following circumstances to which the defendant has sworn.’
      • ‘Other results arose from his study of how to defend against kamikaze bombers.’
      • ‘The Walkman arose from a coincidental brainwave by Sony's three famous co founders.’
      • ‘The dispute arose from a one day walk-out in 2001, which was called after employees were balloted on a pay cut.’
      • ‘Events proved him wrong, but by then the damage arising from this false postulate was done.’
      • ‘Although there was some conflict with others arising from his behaviour he was described as cheerful and bubbly.’
      • ‘The police argue that some of the tactical errors arose out of more fundamental problems with the system that need to be addressed.’
      • ‘This is not simply the kind of conflict that arises from wanting to do two things in time adequate for only one of them.’
      result, proceed, follow, ensue, derive, stem, accrue
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  • 2literary, formal Get or stand up.

    ‘he arose at 9.30’
    • ‘The next day, Christina arose to find that Michael had risen early and vanished into his office.’
    • ‘Glancing at Rick, Vivian arose and he stood chuckling and glancing at her mother in triumph.’
    • ‘His spine straightening as he arises, he takes the hand of the concertmaster and grasps it briefly.’
    • ‘I arose on wobbly legs, stumbled to the board, and watched my life pass in front of me.’
    stand up, rise, get to one's feet, get up, jump up, leap up, spring up
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Old English ārīsan, from ā- ‘away’ (as an intensifier) + the verb rise.