elevate may replace lift or raise especially when exalting or enhancing is implied.
elevated the taste of the public
hoist implies lifting something heavy especially by mechanical means.
hoisted the cargo on board
heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain.
heaved the heavy crate inside
boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push.
boosted his brother over the fence
Examples of raise in a Sentence
VerbRaise your hand if you know the answer.Raise your arms above your head.
He raised his head and looked around.
She raised her eyes from her book and stared at him.
He raised the cup to his lips and drank.
I raised the lid and peeked inside.
Let's raise the windows and get some fresh air in here.
We raised the flag to the top of the pole.
I carefully raised her to a sitting position.
She raised herself onto her knees. Noun
the school board approved a raise in the maximum family income for students qualifying for reduced-price lunches See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Join Meghan and Amy Joyce, the On Parenting editor, every other Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET, for a live chat to answer questions from parents trying to raise kids of any age.—Amy Joyce, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 But just raising the potential of a deal shows how media companies that are struggling to adapt to changes in technology and consumer behavior are forced to ponder moves once considered inconceivable.—Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 The issues raised by the report highlight the difficulties policymakers face in governing AI, a source of both huge potential commercial value and many risks.—Will Henshall, Time, 21 Sep. 2023 The Fed’s dot plots were raised for 2024 and 2025, while continuing to indicate another rate increase this year, says Michael Wan, senior currency analyst at MUFG Bank, in a research report.—WSJ, 21 Sep. 2023 But my biggest dream, more than collecting platinum albums and Grammys, was to raise my sons with their father.—Leila Cobo, Billboard, 21 Sep. 2023 In May, ahead of the expiration of the Covid-era Title 42 restriction, US Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 8,000 people daily and had around 25,000 migrants in custody, raising alarm within the Biden administration.—Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 Headline of the day DeSantis' anti-Covid comments give him ‘momentum’ on the campaign trail
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Ron DeSantis' descent continues, unabated by the debate and time on the trail
At the same time, the Florida governor is racing to raise money in Texas and California.—Mark Murray, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2023 The TikTok star often shares glimpses of how her parents — dad Thomas Earle, mom Alisa Earle and stepmom Ashley Dupré — work together to raise her and her younger siblings.—Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023
The news follows months of reporting that White was angling for her first pay raise in almost 20 years.—Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 20 Sep. 2023 Over the same period, CEO pay at the Big Three Detroit automakers — GM, Ford and Chrysler parent Stellantis — has jumped an average of 40%, or roughly how much of a raise striking workers are now demanding.—Allison Morrow, CNN, 18 Sep. 2023 The Big Three are offering about a 20 percent raise.—CBS News, 17 Sep. 2023 On Saturday, Stellantis detailed its latest offer for cumulative raises of nearly 21% in hourly wages, roughly in line with proposals from Ford and GM.—David Koenig, Fortune, 16 Sep. 2023 Starting in 2007, workers gave up cost-of-living raises and defined benefit pensions for new hires.—Tom Krisher, ajc, 16 Sep. 2023 The United Auto Workers, or UAW, has demanded a 46% raise for workers over the next four years.—Max Zahn, ABC News, 16 Sep. 2023 Stellantis said its most-recent proposal to United Auto Workers includes raises of nearly 21% over the course of the contract and an immediate 10% pay increase, CNBC reports.—NBC News, 16 Sep. 2023 The two sides have been bargaining for more than seven months without measurable agreement on key issues, including cost of living raises, class sizes, teacher planning time and how to handle students whose behavior repeatedly disrupts classrooms.—oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English reisen, raisen, from Old Norse reisa — more at rear