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to give rise to something (slightly formal)
to cause something to exist. Her experiences have given rise to the passion she expresses in her poetry. Stem cells produce more cells of the same kind - liver stem cells give rise to liver cells, skin stem cells give rise to skin, and so on http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/give rise to
Marlene Curtis United States Local time: 22:29 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in category: 1484