rise - raise

rise - raise
used as verbs
Rise and raise are usually used as verbs.
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'rise'
Rise is an intransitive verb. If something rises, it moves upwards.

In a moment the moon would rise.

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The other forms of rise are rises, rising, rose, risen.

The birds rose screaming around them.

The sun had risen behind them.

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If an amount rises, it increases.

Commission rates are expected to rise.

Prices rose by more than 10% per annum.

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When someone who is sitting rises, they raise their body until they are standing. This use of rise occurs mainly in stories.

Dr Willoughby rose to greet them.

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In conversation, you do not usually say that someone `rises'. You say that they stand up.

I put down my glass and stood up.

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You can also use rise to say that someone gets out of bed in the morning. This use of rise also occurs mainly in stories, especially when the author is mentioning the time at which someone gets out of bed.

They had risen at dawn.

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In conversation, you do not usually use rise to say that someone gets out of bed. You say that they get up.

Mike decided it was time to get up.

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Note that you never say that someone `gets up out of bed'.
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'raise'
Raise is a transitive verb. If you raise something, you move it to a higher position.

He tried to raise the window, but the sash cord was broken.

She raised her eyebrows in surprise.

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For another meaning of raise, see entry at ↑ bring up.
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used as nouns
Rise and raise can also be used as nouns. A rise is an increase in an amount or quantity.

...price rises.

...the rise in crime.

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In British English, a rise is also an increase in someone's wages or salary.

He went to ask for a rise.

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In American English, this is called a raise.

He thought about asking his boss for a raise.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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