What Is The Past Tense For Raise? Raised Or Rose?

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense For Raise?

The past tense of raise is “raised.” “Raise” is a regular verb, which means that its past tense and past participle are formed by adding “-ed” to the base form of the verb.

But since there is already an “e” at the end of the word, you just need to put a “d” to “raise” to form its past tense.

Check the table below for more details:

Base Form/Infinitive Form (V1) raise
Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form raises
Past Simple Tense Form (V2) raised
Past Participle Form (V3) raised
Present Participle/Gerund raising

How To Pronounce “Raise” And “Raised” Correctly? 

“Raise” and “raised” are pronounced, with the only difference being the verb tense. 

The word “raise” is pronounced as /reɪz/, and “raised” is pronounced as /reɪzd/ in both UK and US English.

You can refer to the table below to be clearer:

Verb Forms Pronunciation 
British English language American English language
raise /reɪz/ /reɪz/


/reɪzd/ /reɪzd/


/reɪzd/ /reɪzd/
raising /ˈreɪzɪŋ/ /ˈreɪzɪŋ/

Check out the below videos to learn how to say “raise” and “raised” naturally like native speakers:

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What Are The Definitions Of Raise? How To Use Raised?

You can use the past tense of raise to talk about an event that happened in the past. Below are the meanings of raise:

  • To lift or move something up.

Example: I raised my hand to ask a question in the class this morning.

  • To make someone or something stand or sit up.

Example: She raised herself from the chair and walked to the door.

  • To make something bigger or more.

Example: The company raised the product’s prices last month.

  • To get money or people together; to get something you want.

Example: They raised a lot of money for charity last year.

  • To talk about something so people can discuss it.

Example: He raised an important issue about recruitment at the meeting yesterday.

  • To make someone feel something.

Example: The movie raised a lot of emotions in me when I watched it last night.

  • To take care of a child or animal until it can take care of itself (especially in North American English).

Example: My parents raised me until I was able to take care of myself.

Example: My grandparents raised chickens on their farm when I was a child.

Example: The government raised the ban on travel last month.

  • To bet more money than someone else in a card game.

Example: She raised the bet in the card game last night.

  • To make someone who has died come back to life (synonymous with resurrect).

Example: In the story, the hero raised his friend from the dead.

  • To talk to someone using a radio or phone.

Example: I raised my friend on the radio yesterday to ask for help.

  • In math, to multiply a number by itself a certain number of times.

Example: In math class yesterday, we learned how to raise a number to a power.


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Past Tense For Raise

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank:

1 / 7

During the poker game last night, he _____ the bet by $50.

2 / 7

By the time I arrived, they had ____ the restrictions on travel.

3 / 7

A month ago, he ______ the idea with his boss, but it was rejected.

4 / 7

Right now, my company is ____ funds for a new project.

5 / 7

Last year, they ____ the roof of their house to add another floor.

6 / 7

Every morning, I _____ the blinds to let in the sunlight.

7 / 7

Last night, my neighbor threw a party, and I ____ my voice to be heard over the noise from their house.

Your score is

The average score is 43%



What Is The Difference Between “Raise” And “Rise”?

Both “raise” and “rise” refer to something “go up”. However, “raise” is a transitive verb, so it should be followed by a direct object. It means to lift or move something up with an external force. 

Example: He raised the table using one hand. 

On the other hand, “rise” is an intransitive verb, so it doesn’t need a direct object. “Rise” means to move upward on its own, without any external force. 

Example: The sun rises every morning.

What Are Some Common Idioms Of “Raise”?

Some common idioms with the verb “raise” include:

  • Raise hell: To cause serious issues or disruptions, or to engage in disruptive behavior. 

Example: The road closures have raised hell in this whole area.

  • Raise the devil: To cause trouble or serious issues. 

Example: She raised the devil when she found out she had been cheated.

  • Raise a fuss: To complain or make a scene. 

Example: He raised a fuss when he didn’t get his way.

  • Raise Cain: To cause trouble or engage in disruptive behavior. 

Example: He raised Cain at the party last night.

What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of The Verb “Raise”?

To lift

  • Synonyms: lift, elevate, hoist, uplift, boost, heave, heighten, and uphold.
  • Antonyms: lower, drop, fall, push, descend, slip, plunge, and bear.

To take care

  • Synonyms: foster, teach, educate, breed, promote, and nurture.
  • Antonyms: ignore, abuse, mistreat, maltreat, hurt, and neglect.

To make something bigger

  • Synonyms: provoke, promote, and encourage.
  • Antonyms: hold, restrain, discourage, inhibit, curb, and constrain.

To talk about something to discuss

  • Synonyms: elicit, evoke, and inspire.
  • Antonyms: ignore, forget, miss, pass over, disregard, overlook, and neglect.