13 / 11 / 2008

RAISE: meaning and examples

Good morning. 

Today we finish answering Belén and Christian's question about the differences between ARISE, RISE and RAISE. Today we will look more closely at the verb RAISE.

The meaning of raise (VERB): to lift or move something to a higher level. To increase the amount of something.

Example 1:
He raised the gun and shot.

Example 2:
After she fell, I managed to raise her to her feet. Luckily, she wasn't injured.

Example 3:
After negotiating for hours, they raised their offer to 500 euros.

You can also use raise to mean to collect money.

Example 4:  
Obama raised millions of dollars during his campaign. In October he raised more than 150 million dollars, and the average donation was 87 dollars.

Remember that raise always has an object (gun, her, their offer, money, etc.). Rise does not take an object.

There are many other uses and expressions with raise and rise, so next week we will spend a day or two more going over some interesting expressions with these verbs. Thanks to Belén and Christian for their question.

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I hope you have a great day.

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