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Definitions of raise

  1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make the grade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. bet more than the previous player Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. move upwards; "lift one's eyes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; - often with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To let go; as in the command, tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To cause to rise; lift up; elevate; produce; as, to raise wheat; to stir up; arouse; increase; as, to raise prices; construct; collect, as money; cause to appear; as, to raise a ghost; cause to swell; as, to raise a blister; to put an end to; as, to raise a siege; bring to notice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. Raiser, raising. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  57. To cause to rise: to lift up: to set upright: to originate or produce: to bring together: to cause to grow or breed: to produce: to give rise to: to exalt: to increase the strength of: to excite: to recall from death: to cause to swell, as dough. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. To lift; erect; produce; breed; excite; collect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  59. To move upward; lift; exalt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. To produce; rear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. To bring to an end, as a siege. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. To cause to rise; to lift; to set upright; to erect; to build; to exalt; to produce; to increase; to excite; to stir up; to bring into being; to bring into life; to call up; to originate; to collect; to levy; to cause to grow; to cause to swell. To raise a siege, to remove a besieging army, and abandon the attempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. To cause to rise; to elevate from high to low; to lift up; to elevate; to erect or build; to set up; to utter loudly; to advance or prefer; to increase, as the price; to arouse or stir up; to call into view from the state of spirits; to bring from death to life; to collect or obtain, as a sum of money; to occasion or begin; to ordain or appoint; to assemble or levy; to make porous; to leaven; to procure; to propagate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  64. To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up. mso.anu.edu.au
  65. To create. A use may be raised ; i. e., a use may be created. Also to infer ; to create or bring to light by construction or interpretation. thelawdictionary.org
  66. To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; often with up. dictgcide_fs
  67. r[=a]z, v.t. to cause to rise: to lift up: to hoist: to set upright: to originate or produce: to bring together: to cause to grow or breed: to produce: to give rise to: to exalt: to increase the strength of: to excite: to collect: muster: (Scot.) to rouse, inflame: to recall from death: to cause to swell, as dough: to extol: to bring up: to remove, take off, as a blockade: to collect, as to raise a company: to give rise to, as to raise a laugh.--n. an ascent, a cairn: (coll.) an enlargement, increase.--adj. RAIS'ABLE, capable of being raised.--ns. RAIS'ER, one who, or that which, raises a building, &c.: (archit.) the upright board on the front of a step in a flight of steps; RAIS'ING, the act of lifting: the embossing of sheet-metal by hammering or stamping: the process of deepening colours in dyeing: that with which bread is raised; RAIS'ING-BEE, a gathering of neighbours to help in raising the frame of a house, &c.; RAIS'ING-BOARD, a ribbed board by which to raise the grain of leather; RAIS'ING-GIG, a machine for raising a nap on cloth; RAIS'ING-PIECE, a piece of timber laid on a brick wall, or on a frame, to carry a beam or beams; RAIS'ING-PLATE, a horizontal timber supporting the heels of rafters.--RAISE A SIEGE, to relinquish a siege, or cause this to be done; RAISE BREAD, to make it light, as by yeast or leaven; RAISE CAIN, THE DEVIL, HELL, THE MISCHIEF, &c., to create confusion or riot; RAISED BEACH (geol.), a terrace of gravel, &c., marking the margin of an ancient sea; RAISED EMBROIDERY, that in which the pattern is raised in relief from the ground; RAISED WORK, in lace-making, work having the edge or some other part of the pattern raised in relief; RAISE MONEY ON, to get money by pawning something; RAISE ONE'S DANDER (see DANDER); RAISE THE MARKET UPON (coll.), to charge more than the regular price; RAISE THE WIND, to obtain money by any shift. [M. E. reisen--Ice. reisa, causal of rísa, to rise. Cf. Rise.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  68. (often followed by up in most senses). Set upright, make stand up, restore to or towards vertical position, rouse, (raised him from his knees; r. the standard of revolt; raised pastry, pie, &c., standing without support of dish at sides; r. one from the dead, restore him to life; r. the country, city, &c., rouse inhabitants in some emergency, often against or upon enemy &c.; the danger raised his spirits; r. the wind fig., procure money for some purpose; r. a dust, lit., & fig. cause turmoil, also obscure the truth); build up, construct, create, produce, breed, utter, make audible, start, give occasion for, elicit, set up, advance, (r. palace, large family, blister, one\'s own vegetables, storm, shout, hymn, controversy, prejudice, claim, demand, objection, question; a deliverer was raised up, caused by Providence to appear; r. a laugh, cause others to laugh; no one raised his voice, spoke); elevate, put or take into higher position, extract from earth, direct upwards, promote to higher rank, make higher or nobler, cause to ascend, make (voice) louder or shriller, (Naut.) come in sight of (land, ship), increase amount of, heighten level of, (r. one\'s hat, bow; r. one\'s glass to, drink health of; thousands of tons of coal were raised; r. one\'s eyes, look upwards; raised him to the see of York; trying to r. a degraded class; undertook to r. the spirit of King Solomon, cf. lay; r. Cain, hell, the devil, the mischief, &c., make disturbance; their voices were raised as in anger; r. income-tax from 6d. to 9d.; r. cloth, make nap on it; r. bread, cause it to rise with yeast; r. one\'s reputation, add to it; the price of the 4lb. loaf is raised a penny; r. colour in dyeing, brighten it); levy, collect, bring together, procure, manage to get, (r. tax, loan, subscription, money, army, fleet); relinquish, cause enemy to relinquish, (siege, blockade). [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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