Definition of arise in English:



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

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

    ‘he arose at 9.30’
    • ‘Glancing at Rick, Vivian arose and he stood chuckling and glancing at her mother in triumph.’
    • ‘The next day, Christina arose to find that Michael had risen early and vanished into his office.’
    • ‘I arose on wobbly legs, stumbled to the board, and watched my life pass in front of me.’
    • ‘His spine straightening as he arises, he takes the hand of the concertmaster and grasps it briefly.’
    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.