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raise - Dictionary definition and meaning for word raise

Definition
(noun) the amount a salary is increased
Example Sentence
  • he got a 3% raise
  • he got a wage hike

Definition
(noun) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Synonyms : acclivity , ascent , climb , rise , upgrade
Example Sentence
  • the car couldn't make it up the rise

Definition
(noun) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
Example Sentence
  • I'll see your raise and double it

Definition
(noun) the act of raising something
Synonyms : heave , lift
Example Sentence
  • he responded with a lift of his eyebrow
  • fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Definition
(verb) raise the level or amount of something
Example Sentence
  • raise my salary
  • raise the price of bread

Definition
(verb) raise from a lower to a higher position
Synonyms : bring up , elevate , get up , lift
Example Sentence
  • Raise your hands
  • Lift a load

Definition
(verb) cause to be heard or known; express or utter
Example Sentence
  • raise a shout
  • raise a protest
  • raise a sad cry

Definition
(verb) collect funds for a specific purpose
Example Sentence
  • The President raised several million dollars for his college

Definition
(verb) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
Synonyms : farm , grow , produce
Example Sentence
  • The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
  • They produce good ham in Parma
  • We grow wheat here
  • We raise hogs here

Definition
(verb) bring up
Synonyms : bring up , nurture , parent , rear
Example Sentence
  • raise a family
  • bring up children

Definition
(verb) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Example Sentence
  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

Definition
(verb) move upwards
Synonyms : lift
Example Sentence
  • lift one's eyes

Definition
(verb) construct, build, or erect
Synonyms : erect , put up , rear , set up
Example Sentence
  • Raise a barn

Definition
(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Synonyms : arouse , elicit , enkindle , evoke , fire , kindle , provoke
Example Sentence
  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Definition
(verb) create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
Example Sentence
  • raise hell
  • raise the roof
  • raise Cain

Definition
(verb) raise in rank or condition
Synonyms : elevate , lift
Example Sentence
  • The new law lifted many people from poverty

Definition
(verb) increase
Synonyms : enhance , heighten
Example Sentence
  • This will enhance your enjoyment
  • heighten the tension

Definition
(verb) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Example Sentence
  • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
  • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
  • I got promoted after many years of hard work

Definition
(verb) cause to puff up with a leaven
Synonyms : leaven , prove
Example Sentence
  • unleavened bread

Definition
(verb) bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
Definition
(verb) bet more than the previous player
Definition
(verb) cause to assemble or enlist in the military
Synonyms : levy , recruit
Example Sentence
  • raise an army
  • recruit new soldiers

Definition
(verb) put forward for consideration or discussion
Synonyms : bring up
Example Sentence
  • raise the question of promotions
  • bring up an unpleasant topic

Definition
(verb) pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
Example Sentence
  • raise your `o'

Definition
(verb) activate or stir up
Example Sentence
  • raise a mutiny

Definition
(verb) establish radio communications with
Example Sentence
  • They managed to raise Hanoi last night

Definition
(verb) multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
Definition
(verb) bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
Example Sentence
  • raised edges

Definition
(verb) invigorate or heighten
Synonyms : lift
Example Sentence
  • lift my spirits
  • lift his ego

Definition
(verb) put an end to
Synonyms : lift
Example Sentence
  • lift a ban
  • raise a siege

Definition
(verb) cause to become alive again
Synonyms : resurrect , upraise
Example Sentence
  • raise from the dead
  • Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
  • Upraising ghosts

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