Meaning of “arise” in the English Dictionary

"arise" in British English

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ariseverb [ I ]

uk /əˈraɪz/ us /əˈraɪz/ arose, arisen

arise verb [ I ] (HAPPEN)

C1 formal to happen:

Should the opportunity arise, I'd love to go to China.
Could you work on Saturday, should the need arise (= if it were to be necessary)?
Are there any matters arising from (= caused by) the last meeting?

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  • If any complications arise, let me know and I'll help.
  • Problems arise if the parents' approach to discipline is inconsistent.
  • An occasion may arise when you can use your knowledge of French.
  • An unforeseen difficulty has arisen.
  • His reputation for carelessness was established long before the latest problems arose.

(Definition of “arise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arise" in American English

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ariseverb [ I ]

us /əˈrɑɪz/ past tense arose /əˈroʊz/ , past participle arisen /əˈrɪz·ən/

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)