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raising

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raising

verb
present participle of raise

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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

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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

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4 to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved)
  • the lawsuit raised old resentments that had never been completely extinguished

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5 to fix in an upright position
  • the mattress will fit into the moving truck only if we raise it on its side

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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

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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

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11 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)
  • too afraid to raise an objection

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“Raising.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/raising. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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