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Definition of arise verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arise
    he / she / it arises
    past simple arose
    past participle arisen
    -ing form arising
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  1. 1[intransitive] (rather formal) (especially of a problem or a difficult situation) to happen; to start to exist synonym occur A new crisis has arisen. We keep them informed of any changes as they arise. Children should be disciplined when the need arises/should the need arise (= when it is necessary). A storm arose during the night.
  2. 2[intransitive] arise (out of/from something) (rather formal) to happen as a result of a particular situation injuries arising out of a road accident Emotional or mental problems can arise from a physical cause. Are there any questions arising from the minutes of the last meeting?
  3. 3[intransitive] (formal) to begin to exist or develop Several new industries arose in the town.
  4. 4[intransitive] (old use or literary) to get out of bed; to stand up He arose at dawn.
  5. 5[intransitive] arise (against somebody/something) (old use) to come together to protest about something or to fight for something The peasants arose against their masters.
  6. 6[intransitive] (literary) (of a mountain, a tall building, etc.) to become visible gradually as you move toward it
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