AskDefine | Define arise

Dictionary Definition



1 come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose" [syn: originate, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow]
2 originate or come into being; "aquestion arose" [syn: come up, bob up]
3 rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded" [syn: rise, uprise, get up, stand up] [ant: sit down, lie down]
4 occur; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion" [syn: come up]
5 move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn: rise, lift, move up, go up, come up, uprise] [ant: descend]
6 take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance [syn: rebel, rise, rise up]
7 get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night" [syn: get up, turn out, uprise, rise] [ant: go to bed, go to bed] [also: arose, arisen]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /əˈraɪz/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪz


  1. To get up.
  2. To start to exist.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 454,
      Because Plato allowed them to co-exist, the meaning and connotations of the one overlap those of the other, and ambiguities arise.
  3. To resume existing.


get up, stand up
start to exist, originate


Extensive Definition

See also: ARISE
arise in Swedish: Arise

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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