Ascender - to rise/climb
Acender - to light
ie. Acender uma vela - To light a candle
Acender a luz - To turn on the light
Criar caso - To create [a] case
To be outright trying to start a problem where there isn’t one (ie an argument).
Interestingly, caso is also a colloquial term for “story” or “tale” - which means this term can also be translated as “to create a story.”
Criar can also mean “to raise” (as in “to raise a child”), so yet another alternative translation could be “to raise a story.”