Synonyms and Antonyms of raise

  1. something added (as by growth) the school board approved a raise in the maximum family income for students qualifying for reduced-price lunches Synonyms of raise accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, gain, increment, more, plus, proliferation, increase, rise, step-up, supplement, uptickWords Related to raise accumulation, assemblage, collection, gathering; complement; accession, appendix, continuation, extension, uptrend, upturn; jump, run-up, spikeNear Antonyms of raise deduction, subtractionAntonyms of raise abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion, diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down



Synonyms and Antonyms of raise

  1. 1 to move from a lower to a higher place or position he asked members of the audience to raise their hands if they knew anyone who suffered from alcoholism Synonyms of raise boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraise Words Related to raise ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend Near Antonyms of raise descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submerge Antonyms of raise drop, lower

  2. 2 to bring to maturity through care and education since she was only two when her mother died, the girl was raised mainly by her aunt Synonyms of raise breed, foster, nourish, nurse, bring up, rearWords Related to raise father, mother; attend, care (for), cradle, cultivate, mind, minister (to), nurture, watch; discipline, educate, instruct, mentor, school, teach, train, tutor; edify, enlighten, indoctrinate; feed, provide (for), supply; advance, forward, further, promote; prepare; direct, guide, lead, shepherd, showNear Antonyms of raise abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat; ignore, neglect; harm, hurt, injure

  3. 3 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being a proposal to cover the library's red brick with vinyl siding raised a mighty ruckus with those favoring historical preservation Synonyms of raise abet, brew, ferment, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, incite, stir (up), whip (up)Words Related to raise advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote, sow, stimulate; detonate, set, set off, trigger; excite, galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, motivate, rouse; activate, energize, enliven, fire, invigorate, jazz (up), liven (up), pep (up), quicken, stimulate, vitalizeNear Antonyms of raise bridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame; allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

  4. 4 to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved) the lawsuit raised old hatreds that had never been completely extinguished Synonyms of raise elicit, evoke, inspire, educeWords Related to raise drag, dredge (up), extort, extract, pull, wangle, wrest, wring; coax (out), gain, get, obtain, procure, secure; bare, disclose, discover, divulge, evince, expose, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveilNear Antonyms of raise disregard, forget, ignore, miss, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over

  5. 5 to fix in an upright position the mattress will fit into the moving truck only if we raise it on its side Synonyms of raise pitch, put up, erect, rear, set up, upend, upraiseWords Related to raise brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, upliftNear Antonyms of raise demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  6. 6 to form by putting together parts or materials raised a memorial on the site of the accident in memory of those who had been killed Synonyms of raise assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, build, rear, set upWords Related to raise carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms of raise demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms of raise demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down

  7. 7 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care raises ducks, geese, and other exotic fowl ultimately destined for the dinner table Synonyms of raise crop, cultivate, culture, dress, promote, grow, rear, tendWords Related to raise breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms of raise kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow

  8. 8 to make greater in size, amount, or number the multiplex raised the minimum age for paid admissions from four to six Synonyms of raise accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, increase, swell, stoke, supersize, upWords Related to raise boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms of raise abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms of raise abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)

  9. 9 to move higher in rank or position he was recently raised to lieutenant in the fire department Synonyms of raise advance, elevate, promote, upgradeWords Related to raise forward, further; aggrandize, boost, heighten, improve, lift, uplift; commission, ennoble, knight; acclaim, applaud, celebrate, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hail, honor, laud, praise, saluteNear Antonyms of raise depose, dethrone, dismiss, expel, impeach, oust, overthrow, remove, unmake, unseat; demean, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, mortify, shame, take down; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobateAntonyms of raise abase, degrade, demote, downgrade, lower, reduce

  10. 10 to present or bring forward for discussion one member of the tour raised the subject of appropriate attire for visits to sacred sites in the Holy Land Synonyms of raise bring up, broach, moot, place, introduceWords Related to raise allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out or over)Near Antonyms of raise censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress

  11. 11 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) too afraid to raise an objection Synonyms of raise air, expound, give, look, express, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceWords Related to raise advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms of raise censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms of raise stifle, suppress

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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