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Definition of raise
- Raise n
- The amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike" [syn: {rise}, {wage hike}, {hike}, {wage increase}, {salary increase}]
- An upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise" [syn: {ascent}, {acclivity}, {rise}, {climb}, {upgrade}] [ant: {descent}]
- Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
- The act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up" [syn: {lift}, {heave}] v
- Raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
- Raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load" [syn: {lift}, {elevate}, {get up}, {bring up}] [ant: {lower}]
- Cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
- Collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
- Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: {grow}, {farm}, {produce}]
- Bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: {rear}, {bring up}, {nurture}, {parent}]
- Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain" [syn: {conjure}, {conjure up}, {invoke}, {evoke}, {stir}, {call down}, {arouse}, {bring up}, {put forward}, {call forth}]
- Move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: {lift}]
- Construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: {erect}, {rear}, {set up}, {put up}] [ant: {level}]
- Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: {arouse}, {elicit}, {enkindle}, {kindle}, {evoke}, {fire}, {provoke}]
- Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
- Raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty" [syn: {lift}, {elevate}]
- Increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension" [syn: {enhance}, {heighten}]
- Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work" [syn: {promote}, {upgrade}, {advance}, {kick upstairs}, {elevate}] [ant: {demote}]
- Cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" [syn: {leaven}, {prove}]
- In bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
- Bet more than the previous player
- Cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: {recruit}, {levy}]
- Put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic" [syn: {bring up}]
- Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
- Activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
- Establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
- Multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
- Bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
- Invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego" [syn: {lift}]
- Put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" [syn: {lift}]
- Cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts" [syn: {resurrect}, {upraise}]
Sneidon Dumela edited - to Kurisa. Yisa ehenhla - 2015-11-04 14:03:22

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