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    to rise/to rise up/to arise

    They all mean the same, don't they?
    For example in a sentence like "The people should rise/rise up/arise and get rid of their corrupt leaders."

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    Re: to rise/to rise up/to arise

    Your example sentence illustrates well that that they do not mean the same thing. The phrase "rise up" works best there, and you should not, I think, use the others at all.

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    Re: to rise/to rise up/to arise

    You could say they have a common basic meaning but quite different uses. Precise meaning comes from how vocabulary is used in sentences.

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