In “the cost is rising” the verb is the same as it is in:
A) She rose her feet when the teacher came in; B) She raised the curtains so the room got brighter; C) She raised the expensive pen from the floor; D) She has been raising flowers in her garden; E) She had her hopes raised by her generous boss.
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Letter E, because "cost" and "hope" are abstract nouns and the verbs have the same meaning. All the other ones (feet, curtains, pen and flowers) are concrete nouns, so the verbs represent physical actions with different meanings.