Arise is a verb that means to get up, maybe to stand or get out of bed, like when you arise in the morning to get ready for the day.

The verb arise can apply to people when they get up but it can also apply to issues or situations that come up, like problems that arise when a leader takes away people's rights. What happens next? People might arise, meaning they rebel, protesting the leader's actions, maybe even declaring that they are no longer under his or her rule. If this happens, a new political party will likely arise, meaning "come into existence."

Definitions of arise
  1. verb
    move upward
    “The smoke arose from the forest fire”
    synonyms: come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
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    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
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    scend, surge
    rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
    climb, climb up, go up, mount
    go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
    rise rapidly
    go up
    be erected, built, or constructed
    rocket, skyrocket
    shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
    rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
    lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
    climb suddenly and steeply
    rise as vapor
    ascend, come up, rise, uprise
    come up, of celestial bodies
    climb up by means of a ladder
    climb up and over
    creep up -- used especially of plants
    climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
    billow, wallow
    rise up as if in waves
    climb up on the body
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    rise to one's feet
    synonyms: get up, rise, stand up, uprise
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    sit, sit down
    take a seat
    lie, lie down
    assume a reclining position
    sit, sit down
    be seated
    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
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    take the floor
    stand up to dance
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    change posture
    undergo a change in bodily posture
  3. verb
    get up and out of bed
  4. verb
    originate or come into being
    “a question arose
    synonyms: bob up, come up
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    come into existence
  5. verb
    come into existence; take on form or shape
    synonyms: develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise
    be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
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    rise again
    come forth, emerge
    happen or occur as a result of something
    come, follow
    to be the product or result
    swell, well up
    come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
    take its rise
    come forth or begin from a state of latency
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    come into existence
  6. verb
    result or issue
    “A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion”
    synonyms: come up
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    develop due to condensation
    open, open up
    become available
    come up
    be mentioned
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    come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
    come to pass
  7. verb
    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
    synonyms: rebel, rise, rise up
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    make revolution
    engage in a mutiny against an authority
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    dissent, protest, resist
    express opposition through action or words
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