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    raise v. rise v. boost v. increase

    Are the verbs to rise, to increase, to raise and to boost exact synonyms of each other in same cases such as the one following?

    1. "How do you increase your factory's production?"
    2. "How do you boost your factory's production?"
    3. "How do you raise your factory's production?"
    4. "How do you rise your factory's production?"

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    Re: raise v. rise v. boost v. increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The fourth is incorrect.

    The other three are very similar indeed in meaning, but the verbs are not exact synonyms. There are extremely few exact synonyms in English.
    But all defined them exact synonyms only for this case. Even is this wrong?

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    Re: raise v. rise v. boost v. increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I'm afraid I don't know what you mean. Who or what is 'all'.
    Sorry. But I defined them as exact synonyms only for this case.

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    Re: raise v. rise v. boost v. increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    They are not exact synonyms in that case.
    As you think so, would you please explain the nuances between them via this example sentences. It would be great for me to learn these.

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    Re: raise v. rise v. boost v. increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Look the words up in half a dozen dictionaries at https://www.onelook.com/?d=all_gen. Look at the example sentences. Check a couple of dozen examples for each of the words at http://fraze.it/. You'll begin to get a feel for the way people use these words.
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    It would take at least one month the gain that feeling. And it would require too much comparison among them in the forums and so require too much native speaker help. Do you agree?

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