Raise and Rise are similar in that they both mean that something is increasing or going up.
Something moves to a higher position.
However, there is a difference.
Present tense: raise
Past tense: raised
Past Participle: raised
Raise is a transitive verb which means it needs an object.
Raise + object
Someone/Something raises something to a higher position.
- Sarah knew the answer so she raised her hand.
What did Sarah do?
Sarah moved her hand to a higher position.
Let’s look at some more example sentences:
- The company has raised their prices to cover the new tax.
- The guard raised the barrier for me.
- They raised a white flag to surrender.
- The bank has raised their interest rate.
Present tense: rise
Past tense: rose
Past Participle: risen
Rise is an intransitive verb which means it doesn’t have an object after it.
It refers to the action of going up by itself.
- Inflation rose by one percent last month.
- The cost of living rose by 5% last year.
- Thick smoke was rising from the fire.
- I’m sure prices will rise over the next months.
Raise vs. Rise Comparison
Compare these two sentences:
- Our landlord raised our rent last month.
- Rents in our city have risen considerably this year.
More meanings of RAISE
RAISE has more than one meaning. Let’s look at some other meanings of RAISE.
Raise = to increase the amount of something
- The government has raised the income tax rate for everyone.
- The campaign hopes to raise awareness about mental health.
Raise + money = to collect money
- They are raising money for charity.
- We raised $50,000 for the children’s hospital.
Raise = to improve
- We need to raise our level if we want to win.
- They have raised their standards since the bad review.
Raise = to bring up a child
This means to take care of a child until they are old enough to take care of themselves.
- Every parent raises their children in their own way.
- We were raised to always respect others.
Raise = to mention something so people will discuss it.
- You have raised some interesting points.
- You should raise the issue with your manager.