Rise or Raise?

What is the difference between RISE and RAISE?

Although the two words have similar meanings, there are several differences between them.



rise = /raɪz/
raise = /reɪz/

Meaning and grammar differences

1. Rise

Rise is a verb. It means to increase or elevate. The increase can refer to an amount or a value. It doesn’t need an object, in other words, the thing increases or elevates itself.

Rise is an irregular verb: to rise, rose, risen.

For example:

The water level is rising due to heavy rain.

The prices are rising.

2. Raise

Raise is also a verb. It means lifting something or moving it to a higher position, or increasing something, it always needs a direct object, that is, we have to say what we raising.

Raise is a regular verb: to raise, raised, raised.

For example:

Raise your hand if you have a question.

The company raised the prices.

Practice using rise and raise with the exercise below.