Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “arise”

arise

verb [I]  /əˈrɑɪz/ (past tense arose  /əˈroʊz/, past participle arisen  /əˈrɪz·ən/) us  

arise verb [I] (HAPPEN)

to come into existence or begin to be noticed; happen: Problems arise when kids leave school. When the opportunity arose, he decided to take it.

arise verb [I] (GET UP)

fml to get up, esp. from bed after sleeping: We arose early on Saturday morning.
(Definition of arise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of arise?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Occurring and happening, but you might be interested in these topics from the Happenings and events topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “arise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More