Cecilia
What is the difference between "rise" and "raise"? Examples?
Apr 16, 2016 12:36 AM
The logic that differentiates them is similar to "lie" and "lay." Lying is the act of the entity in a resting position, much like how you "lie on the bed" before you go to sleep. Laying is the act of being put down literally, like the way you "lay" a book down on the table. Please note that "lie" can be used to refer where an entity is positioned or how it remains. Examples: (1) "Todai lies in the heart of Tokyo;" (2) "The Jewish Museum of Belgium now lies in ruin." Another use is that, albeit it's quite obvious, is being dishonest or untruthful ("You lied to me! You told me there would be cookies!). Rising is the entity "rising" (moving up from a lower position) on its own while raising is the entity "being raised up," usually by an external force. Imagine that "rise" is like a cake or bread in the oven as it cooks ("the cake/bread rising") or students rising from their seats to greet their teacher as he/she enters the room. On the other hand, imagine that "raise" is like a mother/father picks up hi/her baby from the crib (the ACT of elevating or lifting the object, or in this case, baby), or a market-goer raising his/her basket of apples in the busy market to avoid dropping the fruits whilst trudging through the bustling crowd. Note that "rise" can be used as a metaphor to refer to individuals gaining popularity, used like "a rising model." Another use is when someone recovers from defeat and regains his/her glory, like "rising from the ashes of defeat" (imagine the legend of the phoenix). On another hand, "raise" is also often used to refer to the upbringing a child, or "the way the child was raised." (In case you wonder some day, a formal word for "rise" is "arise.") I hope I helped you understand the differences. If you need more analogies to further understand please do let me know.
April 16, 2016
"Rise" is intransitive, and describes the motion of the subject. "Raise" is transitive, and describes how the subject affects the motion of an object. According to an online dictionary, "subir" can mean both "raise" and "rise", but "levantar" can only mean "raise". Remember, you can never say "I raised" or "I rose it". You can only say "I rose" or "I raised it". Here's a few example sentences I got from the Oxford Dictionary: -She raised both arms above her head." -"His flag was raised over the city." -"Lee tried to throw a punch at his nemesis, but couldn't raise his arm above the level of his belt." -"The bank raised interest rate". -"The tiny aircraft rose from the ground." -"She didn't see the mist starting to rise from the ground." -"Small flames were beginning to rise, and she moved in towards the fire." -"The sun had just risen."
April 16, 2016
raise /reis/ needs an object which makes it a transitive verb, i.e. Raise your hand when I call your name! rise /rais/ is intransitive i.e. The prices of groceries rose.
April 16, 2016
Use raise for an action that a person does to someone or something else. Raise is a transitive verb – it requires an object. (lift, increase, elevate) raise, raised, raised. A PERSON MOVES SOMETHING UP. 1.The Boy Scout raising the flag. 2. Please raise your hand if you want to speak. 3. This farmer raises vegetables. 4. My employer raised my salary. ( A similar verb is arise, arose, arisen ) GET OUT OF BED : He rises at 6.00 am every morning. REACH UPWARD : The Tower of the bridge rise up 1,000ft. COME INTO ACTION : A storm is rising in the northern sky.
April 16, 2016
Rise is mostly used as a verb (though there is an adjective form) and means to go to a higher position. If I were to stand up, I would rise. Raise is also mostly used as a verb, and it means to make something other than yourself rise. Hope this helps!
April 16, 2016