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raise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of raise

  1. something added (as by growth) <the school board approved a raise in the maximum family income for students qualifying for reduced-price lunches> Synonyms accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, gain, increment, more, plus, proliferation, increase, rise, step-up, supplement, uptickRelated Words accumulation, assemblage, collection, gathering; complement; accession, appendix, continuation, extension, uptrend, upturn; jump, run-up, spikeNear Antonyms deduction, subtractionAntonyms abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion, diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down




raise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of raise

  1. 1 to move from a lower to a higher place or position <he asked members of the audience to raise their hands if they knew anyone who suffered from alcoholism> Synonyms boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraise Related Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend Near Antonyms descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submerge Antonyms drop, lower

  2. 2 to bring to maturity through care and education <since she was only two when her mother died, the girl was raised mainly by her aunt> Synonyms breed, foster, nourish, nurse, bring up, rearRelated Words father, mother; attend, care (for), cradle, cultivate, mind, minister (to), nurture, watch; discipline, educate, instruct, mentor, school, teach, train, tutor; edify, enlighten, indoctrinate; feed, provide (for), supply; advance, forward, further, promote; prepare; direct, guide, lead, shepherd, showNear Antonyms abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat; ignore, neglect; harm, hurt, injure

  3. 3 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being <a proposal to cover the library's red brick with vinyl siding raised a mighty ruckus with those favoring historical preservation> Synonyms abet, brew, ferment, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, incite, stir (up), whip (up)Related Words advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote, sow, stimulate; detonate, set, set off, trigger; excite, galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, motivate, rouse; activate, energize, enliven, fire, invigorate, jazz (up), liven (up), pep (up), quicken, stimulate, vitalizeNear Antonyms bridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame; allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

  4. 4 to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved) <the lawsuit raised old hatreds that had never been completely extinguished> Synonyms elicit, evoke, inspire, educeRelated Words drag, dredge (up), extort, extract, pull, wangle, wrest, wring; coax (out), gain, get, obtain, procure, secure; bare, disclose, discover, divulge, evince, expose, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveilNear Antonyms disregard, forget, ignore, miss, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over

  5. 5 to fix in an upright position <the mattress will fit into the moving truck only if we raise it on its side> Synonyms pitch, put up, erect, rear, set up, upend, upraiseRelated Words brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, upliftNear Antonyms demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  6. 6 to form by putting together parts or materials <raised a memorial on the site of the accident in memory of those who had been killed> Synonyms assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, build, rear, set upRelated Words carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down

  7. 7 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care <raises ducks, geese, and other exotic fowl ultimately destined for the dinner table> Synonyms crop, cultivate, culture, dress, promote, grow, rear, tendRelated Words breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow

  8. 8 to make greater in size, amount, or number <the multiplex raised the minimum age for paid admissions from four to six> Synonyms accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, increase, swell, stoke, supersize, upRelated Words boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)

  9. 9 to move higher in rank or position <he was recently raised to lieutenant in the fire department> Synonyms advance, elevate, promote, upgradeRelated Words forward, further; aggrandize, boost, heighten, improve, lift, uplift; commission, ennoble, knight; acclaim, applaud, celebrate, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hail, honor, laud, praise, saluteNear Antonyms depose, dethrone, dismiss, expel, impeach, oust, overthrow, remove, unmake, unseat; demean, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, mortify, shame, take down; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobateAntonyms abase, degrade, demote, downgrade, lower, reduce

  10. 10 to present or bring forward for discussion <one member of the tour raised the subject of appropriate attire for visits to sacred sites in the Holy Land> Synonyms bring up, broach, moot, place, introduceRelated Words allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out or over)Near Antonyms censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress

  11. 11 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) <too afraid to raise an objection> Synonyms air, expound, give, look, express, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceRelated Words advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms stifle, suppress





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