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verb [intransitive] arise pronunciation in British English /əˈraɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlearising
past tensearose
past participlearisen
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  1. 1
    if a particular situation or problem arises, it begins to exist or to develop
    if the need arises:

    We can have another meeting if the need arises.

    1. a.
      to exist or start developing because of something

      Some confusion has arisen as a result of the new system.

      arise from/out of:

      Did anything interesting arise from the meeting?

  2. 2
    literary to get up from bed, or to stand up

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