Thesaurus

raise

Synonyms and Antonyms of raise

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
Words Related to raise
Near Antonyms of raise
Antonyms of raise


raise

Synonyms and Antonyms of raise

1 to move from a lower to a higher place or position

  • he asked members of the audience to raise their hands if they had been to his show before
Synonyms of raise
Words Related to raise
Near Antonyms of raise
Antonyms of raise

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
Words Related to raise
Near Antonyms of raise

3 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being

  • a proposal to cover the libraryʼs red brick with vinyl siding raised a mighty ruckus with those favoring historical preservation
Synonyms of raise
Words Related to raise
Phrases Synonymous with raise

set in motion

Near Antonyms of raise

4 to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved)

  • the lawsuit raised old resentments that had never been completely extinguished
Synonyms of raise
Words Related to raise
Phrases Synonymous with raise

call forth

Near Antonyms of raise

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
Words Related to raise
Near Antonyms of raise

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
Words Related to raise
Near Antonyms of raise

9 to move higher in rank or position

  • he was recently raised to lieutenant in the fire department
Synonyms of raise
Words Related to raise
Phrases Synonymous with raise

kick upstairs

Near Antonyms of raise
Antonyms of raise

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
Words Related to raise
Near Antonyms of raise

11 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)

  • too afraid to raise an objection
Synonyms of raise
Words Related to raise
Phrases Synonymous with raise

give air to, put forth

Near Antonyms of raise
Antonyms of raise

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

Learn More about raise


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up raise? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!