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Session 24

In today's One-minute English Sian will explain the differences between ‘raise’ and ‘rise’.
आजच्या One-minute English मध्ये शान ‘raise’ आणि ‘rise’ मधला फरक सांगणार आहे.

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Raise vs Rise

In today's One-minute English Sian will explain the differences between ‘raise’ and ‘rise’.
आजच्या  One-minute English मध्ये शान ‘raise’ आणि ‘rise’ मधला फरक सांगणार आहे.

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Hi, I'm Sian from BBC Learning English and today we're going to look at the difference between raise and rise.

So, raise and rise both refer to something going up but there's a difference in how we use them.

Raise always needs a direct object. So, if you raise something, you move it up.
For example, I raise my eyebrows when I'm surprised.

And it doesn't have to be literal. So, the government plan to raise taxes.
Don't forget this is a regular verb so the past and past participle are both raised.

But, with rise, there's no direct object! So, if something rises it goes up or increases by itself.
The sun rises at 6 a.m. at the moment!

Careful! This is an irregular verb, so the past is 'rose' and the past participle is 'risen'.



Raise म्हणजे वाढणे, वाढवणे, वर करणे. तुम्ही काही raise करता म्हणजे ते वाढवता, वर नेता. उदा: raise a child : मूल वाढवणे, मोठे करणे. Raise voice : आवाज चढवणे, आवाज वाढवणे. याचा भूतकाळ raised होतो. यासाठी माध्यमाची, कोणीतरी ती गोष्ट करण्याची गरज असते, ती आपोआप घडतं नाही.
उदा :

The people at the concert raised their hands and started to sing.
I will raise your suggestions at our next team meeting.


Rise चा अर्थ देखील वाढणे, वर येणे असाच होतो. पण ते आपोआप, स्वतःहून घडतं, त्यासाठी दुसऱ्या कोणी कष्ट घेण्याची गरज लागत नाही.
उदा :

I like to watch the moon rise in the evenings.
When you get a promotion, your pay will usually rise.

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rise up

Rise up is a phrasal verb. It can be used figuratively, meaning ‘to protest’ or ‘to rebel’. We can refer to instances of rebellion or protest as ‘uprisings’.

The people rose up after the unfair election. The leaders of the uprising demanded a new vote

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