Rise vs. Raise

What is the difference between Rise and Raise ?

Both words have similar meaning. The main difference is between them is that raise is a transitive verb, while rise is an intransitive verb.

A transitive verb is a verb that has to be followed by a object.

  • I have broken a vase.

An intransitive verb does not have to be followed by a object.

  • Harry will sleep until 10 am.

A few examples with rise and raise:

  • The boy raised his hand.
  • Raising taxes will not help poor families like this one.
  • My grandfather rose from his chair.
  • Rising from the ashes like a phoenix.