What is the difference between rise and raise?

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Master 7320

The words raise, rise, and raze sound and look similar. As a result, there is sometimes confusion between them — particularly raise and rise as these are close in meaning too.

The word raise means to lift or elevate. Rise means to move from a lower position to a higher position. It has the same meaning as to ascend. The past tense of rise is rose. (There is no such word as rised.)

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ahenus 11540

another thing to add: in my point of view, the main (grammatical) difference between these two verbs is that rise cannot take an object since it's intransitive and raise can be followed by an object because it's transitive. so you can't rise something just raise it and that's it :).

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