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Dictionary definition for: Arise

1. (v) 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"

2. (v) originate or come into being; "aquestion arose"

3. (v) rise to one''s feet; "The audience got up and applauded"

4. (v) occur; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"

5. (v) move upward; "The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

6. (v) take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

7. (v) get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day" "They rose early" "He uprose at night"

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