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
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
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Since being found guilty in January of lying to investors to raise money for her blood-testing startup, Holmes spent much of the intervening time pushing for a new trial, then begging not to have to go to jail.—Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 20 Jan. 2023 The pair later teamed up to raise money for a prostate cancer charity.—Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 19 Jan. 2023 This involves both parties fully participating to raise the money for their wedding and reception.—Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 19 Jan. 2023 Strikes disrupted train services, flights, schools and businesses in France on Thursday as more than one million people protested against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age for most workers.—Joseph Ataman, CNN, 19 Jan. 2023 This involves both parties fully participating to raise the money for their wedding and reception.—Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2023 In 2022, Kutcher ran the New York Marathon to raise money for the foundation.—Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2023 The layoff follows a massive 50 percent employee cut in October, as Starry has failed to raise enough money to continue expanding its wireless Internet service.—Aaron Pressman, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Jan. 2023 One of his more recent tasks included revamping the municipality’s holiday party to include employees more in its charitable giving, selling raffle tickets to raise money for a local nonprofit nominated by staff.—Ray A. Smith, WSJ, 18 Jan. 2023
The new four-year contract includes an immediate 15 percent pay raise, which covers increases for 2013, 2014 and 2015 while the contract was being negotiated.—Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2023 The nomination was announced on Dec. 22, when the Legislature had returned to Albany to give itself a $32,000 pay raise — a move that required the governor’s approval and could have been used to help her with Mr. LaSalle.—Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, 11 Jan. 2023 Those included the same 19.1 percent pay raise, retention of health-care benefits and improved nurse-patient staffing ratios.—Julian Mark, Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2023 The company in April 2022 announced a $100 million capital raise from Abry Partners, led by Hartbeat’s Randolph.—Todd Spangler, Variety, 4 Jan. 2023 This could impact their annual raise, their bonus and the likelihood of future opportunities.—Stacey Hanke, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 The more bullish profit guidance comes even as Delta recently reached a tentative labor agreement with its pilots that would grant them a 34% raise, including backpay, over the next three years.—Alicia Wallace, CNN, 14 Dec. 2022 The union representing university staff want an above-inflation pay raise, better pension benefits, and an end to excessive workloads.—Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, 8 Dec. 2022 Among their demands: a 20% raise over the next two years.—Ryan Fonsecastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2022 See More
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Middle English reisen, raisen, from Old Norse reisa — more at rear