raise vs raze : Common Errors in English

About raise vs raze

To raze a building is to demolish it so thoroughly that it looks like it’s been scraped right off the ground with a razor. To raise a building is just the opposite: to erect it from the ground up.

raise Meaning(s)

  • (n) the amount a salary is increased
  • (n) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • (n) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
  • (n) the act of raising something
  • (v) raise the level or amount of something
  • (v) raise from a lower to a higher position
  • (v) cause to be heard or known; express or utter
  • (v) collect funds for a specific purpose
  • (v) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • (v) bring up
  • (v) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  • (v) move upwards
  • (v) construct, build, or erect
  • (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • (v) create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
  • (v) raise in rank or condition
  • (v) increase
  • (v) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  • (v) cause to puff up with a leaven
  • (v) bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
  • (v) bet more than the previous player
  • (v) cause to assemble or enlist in the military
  • (v) put forward for consideration or discussion
  • (v) pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
  • (v) activate or stir up
  • (v) establish radio communications with
  • (v) multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  • (v) bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
  • (v) invigorate or heighten
  • (v) put an end to
  • (v) cause to become alive again

raze Meaning(s)

  • (v) tear down so as to make flat with the ground

raise in News

  1. HD Supply may raise up to $1.3 billion in IPO

    HD Supply may raise up to $1.33 billion in its initial public offering, according to a filing by the industrial distributor with federal regulators Thursday. The company plans to sell 53.2 million shares ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Raise Production Inc. announces new director

    Raise Production Inc. announces new director
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Raise Your Glass to These Wine Stocks

    Raise Your Glass to These Wine Stocks        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

raze in News

  1. Santa Monica hotel to have ocean views after proposed makeover

    Owners plan to raze the former Holiday Inn and build a 3-tiered showplace that embraces the Pacific with outdoor terraces, a rooftop restaurant and sea vistas. With ocean views selling at a pricey premium throughout Southern California, it can be dumbfounding to encounter a prominent downtown Santa Monica hotel that deliberately averts its gaze from the water.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. New owners plan to redevelop Fayetteville shopping center

    The new owners of Marketfair Mall plan to raze part of the struggling Fayetteville shopping center to create an upscale dining and shopping destination.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: WRAL.com Raleigh

  3. Twenty Buildings in Wheeling Targeted for Demolition

    A recent report shows two buildings have been under raze orders for more than five years. Six others have been condemned since 2009.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WTRF Wheeling

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