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raise

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verb \ˈrāz\

Definition of raise

raised

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raising

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause or help to rise to a standing position

  3. 2a :  awaken, arouseb :  to stir up :  incite raise a rebellionc :  to flush (game) from coverd :  to recall from or as if from death

  4. 3a :  to set upright by lifting or building raise a monumentb :  to lift up raise your hand raise sunken treasurec :  to place higher in rank or dignity :  elevated :  heighten, invigorate raise the spiritse :  to end or suspend the operation or validity of raise a siege

  5. 4 :  to get together for a purpose :  collect raise funds

  6. 5a :  grow, cultivate raise cottonb :  to bring to maturity :  rear raise a childc :  to breed and bring (an animal) to maturity

  7. 6a :  to give rise to :  provoke raise a commotionb :  to give voice to raise a cheer

  8. 7 :  to bring up for consideration or debate raise an issue

  9. 8a :  to increase the strength, intensity, or pitch of don't raise your voiceb :  to increase the degree ofc :  to cause to rise in level or amount raise the rentd (1) :  to increase the amount of (a poker bet) (2) :  to bet more than (a previous bettor)e (1) :  to make a higher bridge bid in (a partner's suit) (2) :  to increase the bid of (one's partner)

  10. 9 :  to make light and porous raise dough

  11. 10 :  to cause to ascend raise the dust

  12. 11 :  to multiply (a quantity) by itself a specified number of times raise two to the fourth power

  13. 12 :  to bring in sight on the horizon by approaching raise land

  14. 13a :  to bring up the nap of (cloth)b :  to cause (something, such as a blister) to form on the skin

  15. 14 :  to increase the nominal value of fraudulently raise a check

  16. 15 :  to articulate (a sound) with the tongue in a higher position

  17. 16 :  to establish radio communication with

  18. intransitive verb
  19. 1 dialect :  rise

  20. 2 :  to increase a bet or bid

raiser

noun

raise Cain

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raise hell

  1. 1 :  to act wildly :  create a disturbance

  2. 2 :  to scold or upbraid someone especially loudly raised hell with the umpire

raise eyebrows

  1. :  to cause surprise or mild disapproval

raise the bar

  1. :  to set a higher standard new software that raises the bar for competitors

Examples of raise in a Sentence

  1. Raise your hand if you know the answer.

  2. Raise your arms above your head.

  3. He raised his head and looked around.

  4. She raised her eyes from her book and stared at him.

  5. He raised the cup to his lips and drank.

  6. I raised the lid and peeked inside.

  7. Let's raise the windows and get some fresh air in here.

  8. We raised the flag to the top of the pole.

  9. I carefully raised her to a sitting position.

  10. She raised herself onto her knees.

Origin and Etymology of raise

Middle English reisen, raisen, from Old Norse reisa — more at rear


First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of raise

lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usually implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight. lift the chair while I vacuum raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position. scouts raising a flagpole rear may add an element of suddenness to raise . suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs 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

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raise

noun

Definition of raise

  1. 1 :  an act of raising or lifting

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

  3. 3 :  an increase in amount: such asa :  an increase of a bet or bidb :  an increase in wages or salary

  4. 4 :  a vertical or inclined opening or passageway connecting one mine working area with another at a higher level

Examples of raise in a Sentence

  1. the school board approved a raise in the maximum family income for students qualifying for reduced-price lunches

1538

First Known Use of raise

1538


RAISE Defined for English Language Learners

raise

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Definition of raise for English Language Learners

  • : to lift or move (something or someone) to a higher position

  • : to lift or move (something or someone) to a standing or more upright position

  • : to increase the amount or level of (something)

raise

noun

Definition of raise for English Language Learners

  • : an increase in the amount of your pay


RAISE Defined for Kids

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raise

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verb \ˈrāz\

Definition of raise for Students

raised

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raising

  1. 1 :  to cause to rise :  lift Please raise your hand.

  2. 2 :  collect 1 The school is trying to raise money.

  3. 3 :  to look after the growth and development of :  grow The farmer raised hogs.

  4. 4 :  to bring up a child :  rear He was raised by his grandmother.

  5. 5 :  to bring to notice No one raised any objection.

  6. 6 :  1increase They're raising the rent.

  7. 7 :  to make louder Don't raise your voice.

  8. 8 :  to give life to :  arouse The children made enough noise to raise the dead.

  9. 9 :  to set upright by lifting or building A monument was raised.

  10. 10 :  promote 1, elevate She was raised to captain.

  11. 11 :  to give rise to :  provoke The joke raised a laugh.

  12. 12 :  to make light and airy Yeast can raise dough.

  13. 13 :  to cause to form on the skin The burn raised a blister.

raiser

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raise

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Definition of raise for Students

  1. :  an increase in amount (as of pay)



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