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 for give rise
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  give rise
      v 1: cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a
           curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many
           complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor";
           "the new President must bring about a change in the health
           care system" [syn: produce, bring about, give rise]

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