Raise or Rise?

Raise means "to make higher," "build," or "nurture and cause to grow." It is normally transitive, that is, the action is done to something or someone else.

Rise means "to get up" or "become elevated." It is never transitive. The past tense is rose; the past participle, risen.

Examples: They raised the barn in two days.

The sun rises and sets every day.


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