upraise

verb

up·​raise (ˌ)əp-ˈrāz How to pronounce upraise (audio)
upraised; upraising; upraises

transitive verb

: to raise or lift up : elevate

Example Sentences

the runner's arms were upraised in a sign of victory as he crossed the finish line archaeologists are still not sure how the mysterious statues on Easter Island were upraised

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upraise was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Upraise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upraise. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

upraise

verb
up·​raise (ˌ)ə-ˈprāz How to pronounce upraise (audio)
: to raise or lift up : elevate
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