While interchangeable when meaning taking care of a child during development, "raise" is used to convey cultivating a human child, animal, or plant, while "bring up" usually specifically refers to looking after a child until adulthood.
"Bring up" is typically limited to the context of taking care of a child during development, while "raise" can encompass various meanings which include increasing something or lifting something to a higher position.
Although "bring up" and "raise" can also mean mentioning a topic, bringing up a topic usually entails mentioning a topic others already know about, while raising a topic can mean introducing a new topic altogether.
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What is the definition of “raise” and “bring up”?
To nurture and develop a child or animal from infancy or youth to adulthood.
To lift or elevate something or someone to a higher position.
To increase the amount or level of something such as salary or production.
To care for and educate a child until they reach adulthood.
To introduce a topic or issue for discussion or consideration.
To cause something to come to a higher level or position, such as bringing up an elevator or a football team's ranking.
Which is the more popular variant on the Internet?
“Raise” is the more popular variant on the web.
1,160,000,000 results on the web
My mother raised me all by herself.
He wants to raise his hand to ask a question in class.
The loud music raised my heart rate and made me dance.
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She was brought up in a strict household.
Don't bring up past mistakes during an argument.
The touchdown brought up the team's score to 33 points.
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