Pronunciation: (u-rīz'), [key]
—v.i., a•rose, a•ris•enPronunciation: (u-riz'un), [key] a•ris•ing.
1. to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise: He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
2. to awaken; wake up: He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
3. to move upward; mount; ascend: A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
4. to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up: New problems arise daily.
5. to result or proceed; spring or issue (sometimes fol. by from): It is difficult to foresee the consequences that may arise from this action. After such destruction many problems in resettlement often arise.
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