arise Definition

  • 1to happen or occur, especially unexpectedly
  • 2to come into being or existence; originate
  • 3to get up from sleep or a sitting position

Using arise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "arise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    A new opportunity arose for her to pursue her dream job.

  • Example

    The issue arose during the meeting and caused a heated debate.

  • Example

    The idea of democracy arose in ancient Greece.

  • Example

    I usually arise at 6 am every morning.

  • Example

    He arose from his chair to greet the guests.

arise Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with arise

  • to originate from a particular source or cause


    The problem arose from a lack of communication between the team members.

  • to result from a particular situation or event


    The new policy arose out of the need to improve safety in the workplace.

  • to avoid interfering in a situation that could cause problems


    I know you want to confront him about what he said, but sometimes it's better to let sleeping dogs lie.

Origins of arise

from Old English 'arisian', meaning 'to get up'


Summary: arise in Brief

The verb 'arise' [əˈraɪz] has several meanings, including to happen unexpectedly, to come into being, and to get up from sleep or a sitting position. It is often used in phrases like 'arise from' and 'arise out of' to indicate the source or cause of something. 'Let sleeping dogs lie' is an idiom that means to avoid interfering in a situation that could cause problems.

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