raise your hand if you think the government should raise taxes.
✗ raze your hand if you think the government should raise taxes.
During the war, armies would raze cities with incendiary bomb
✗ During the war, armies would raise cities with incendiary bomb
The word "raise" usually means "to lift up".
Raise the picture frame two more inches.
The speaker thinks the picture is a bit too low.
The word "raze" means "to demolish" or "to flatten".
We need to raze a few old farm houses to prepare for the new shopping mall.
The farm houses will be destroyed.
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