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Meaning of arise

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: 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" [syn: {originate}, {arise}, {rise}, {develop},
           {uprise}, {spring up}, {grow}]
      2: originate or come into being; "a question arose" [syn:
         {arise}, {come up}, {bob up}]
      3: rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded" [syn:
         {arise}, {rise}, {uprise}, {get up}, {stand up}] [ant: {lie},
         {lie down}, {sit}, {sit down}]
      4: result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this
         discussion" [syn: {arise}, {come up}]
      5: move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the
         forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn:
         {rise}, {lift}, {arise}, {move up}, {go up}, {come up},
         {uprise}] [ant: {come down}, {descend}, {fall}, {go down}]
      6: take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance [syn:
         {rebel}, {arise}, {rise}, {rise up}]
      7: get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They
         rose early"; "He uprose at night" [syn: {get up}, {turn out},
         {arise}, {uprise}, {rise}] [ant: {bed}, {crawl in}, {go to
         bed}, {go to sleep}, {hit the hay}, {hit the sack}, {kip
         down}, {retire}, {sack out}, {turn in}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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