11 / 11 / 2008

ARISE: meaning and examples

Good morning. 

Today we continue answering Belén and Christian's question about the differences between ARISE, RISE and RAISE. Yesterday we did a general review of the differences between them, today we will look more closely at the verb ARISE.

Remember that arise (surgir) means to happen; to start to exist. As we said yesterday, arise can sound somewhat formal, depending on the context. Some synonyms of arise are happen, occur, emerge or turn up, among others. 

Example 1:
She believes that children should be disciplined when the need arises.

Example 2:
The president keeps us informed of any changes as they arise.
The president keeps us informed of any changes as they occur.

Example 3:
Emotional and mental problems can arise from a physical cause, and vice-versa.

Example 4:
Several new industries have arisen in Spain in the last decade.

In this last example, we see the form arisen, the participle of arise.

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