Raise vs rise

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Raise means 1.) to elevate to a higher position 2.) to set upright 3.) to bring to the surface 4.) to increase the level of something 5.) to cause bread dough to rise 6.) to promote to a higher rank 7.) to collect money 8.) to bring up a child. Raise is a transitive verb, which is a verb that takes an object. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, raise is one of the one thousand most frequently used words. Related words are raises, raised, raising.

Rise means 1.) to elevate from a lower position 2.) to stand up 3.) to get out of bed 4.) to slant upward 5.) to appear above the horizon 6.) to increase in value 7.) to advance socially. Rise is an intransitive verb, which is a verb that does not take an object. Rise may also be used as a noun. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, rise is one of the one thousand most frequently used words. Related words are rises, rose, risen, rising.


He wrote on the fundraising page: “We would like to raise as much money as possible for a plaque and the remaining monies going to charity for the 39 bus stop cat. (The Guardian)

“As a mental health activist this is a huge opportunity for me to help raise awareness of mental illness and to help challenge the stigma that surrounds it.” (The Courier)

The coalition wants state lawmakers to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 in an effort to keep it out of high schools. (The POrtland Tribune)

The Pope urged the world not to fear China’s fast rise in a historic one-hour interview at the Vatican. (The Asia Times)

Writing in Nature Geoscience, John Krasting and three colleagues from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration find that “Atlantic coastal areas may be particularly vulnerable to near-future sea-level rise from present-day high greenhouse gas emission rates.” (The Washington POst)

Poll: Most Frenchmen believe Jews responsible for rise in anti-Semitism (The Jerusalem Post)

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