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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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