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give rise to

This page is about the collocation give rise to

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to cause or result in something

For example

  • What other problems did the delay give rise to?

  • Drinking unclean water can give rise to a range of health problems.

Often used in formal statements, newspaper articles, academic discussions, etc.

Quick Quiz

A reduction in spending on education can give rise to

a. a lack of bad schools

b. a lack of good schools

c. many more good schools

Contributor: Matt Errey