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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


Raise always requires an object (raise taxes), whereas rise never has an object (heat rises). Rise is an irregular verb, but raise is regular.

The government may raise the level of permissible exposure to this chemical.

The permissible exposure rate for the workers in this facility rises by 15% this year.

See also lay/lie.

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