raise a family

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of raise a family

: to have and bring up children
  • She raised a family before she went to college.

Word by Word Definitions

raise play
  1. : to cause or help to rise to a standing position

  2. : awaken, arouse

  3. : to stir up : incite

  1. : an act of raising or lifting

  2. : a rising stretch of road : an upward grade : rise

  3. : an increase in amount: such as

family play
  1. : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children

  2. : spouse and children

  3. : a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household

  1. : of or relating to a family (see 1family)

  2. : designed or suitable for both children and adults


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