1 rise, get up, stand up, get to one's feet; wake up, get out of bed, awake:
We arose when Lady Spencer entered the room. I have arisen before dawn all my life.
2 rise, go up, come up, ascend, climb; mount:
The full moon arose in the eastern sky.
3 come up, be brought up, be mentioned, Colloq crop up:
The subject never would have arisen if the waiter hadn't spilt the wine on me.
4 spring up, begin, start (up), originate, come up, Colloq crop up:
A very unpleasant situation has arisen regarding the missing funds.