Both raise and rise refer to something going up, but there is a difference:\n\n\n\nRaise\n\n\n\nRaise needs a direct object - if you raise something you move it up. It has both literal and non-literal meanings and it is a regular verb, so it's past and past participle forms are raised. \n\n\n\n\nI raise my eyebrows when I'm surprised.\n\nThe government plan to raise taxes.\n\nHe raised his voice at me in anger, but I forgave him.\n\n\n\n\nRise\n\n\n\n Rise does not take a direct object - things rise or go up by themselves. Rise is an irregular verb so the past form is rose and the past participle is risen. \n\n\n\n\nThe sun rises at 6a.m.\n\nThe water level rises twice a day because of the tide.\n\nThe bird rose into the air and flew away.