intr.v. a·rose (ə-rōz), a·ris·en (ə-rĭzən), a·ris·ing, a·ris·es
1. To get up, as from a sitting or prone position; rise.
2. To awaken and get up: arose at dawn.
3. To move upward; ascend.
4. To come into being; originate: hoped that a new spirit of freedom was arising.
5. To result, issue, or proceed: mistakes that arise from a basic misunderstanding. See Synonyms at stem1.
[Middle English arisen, from Old English ārīsan : ā-, intensive pref. + rīsan, to rise; see RISE.]
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