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  Definition of Raise
  1. the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
  2. increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I''ll see your raise and double it"
  3. the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
  4. an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn''t make it up the rise"
  5. cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
  6. raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
  7. increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
  8. put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
  9. raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  10. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
  11. bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
  12. multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  13. establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
  14. activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
  15. cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
  16. pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o''"
  17. put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
  18. cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
  19. bet more than the previous player
  20. in bridge: bid (one''s partner''s suit) at a higher level
  21. 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"
  22. construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
  23. 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"
  24. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
  25. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  26. move upwards; "lift one''s eyes"
  27. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  28. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
  29. collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
  30. 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"
  31. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
Similar Words: lift, heave, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase, ascent, acclivity, climb, upgrade, resurrect, upraise, enhance, heighten, elevate, bring up, recruit, levy, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, put forward, call forth, erect, rear, set up, put up, grow, farm, produce, elicit, enkindle, kindle, fire, provoke, get up, leaven, prove, promote, advance, kick upstairs, nurture, parent


See Also: pick up, lift up, gather up


Hyponyms: doubling, double, uphill, bump up, potentiate, dignify, exalt, call up, bring forward, curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict, bless, carry, overproduce, keep, strike a chord, touch a chord, invite, ask for, draw, rekindle, infatuate, prick, inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir, anger, upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit, shame, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake, interest, get up, jack, jack up, shoulder, kick up, hoist, lift, wind, trice, trice up, run up, pump, levitate, underlay, skid, pinnacle, chin, chin up, leaven, prove, heighten, hike, hike up, boost, pick up, lift up, gather up, rear, erect, fund-raise, fund raise, fundraise, tenure, bring up, spot promote, ennoble, gentle, entitle, prefer, favor, favour, brevet, fledge, cradle, foster


Grouped Verbs: resurrect, rise, uprise, provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up


Derivational Morphology: heave, heave up, heft, heft up, lift, elevate, get up, bring up, hoist, wind, hike, hike up, boost, climb, climb up, mount, go up, ascend, resurrection, rise, wage hike, wage increase, salary increase, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top, aggrandizement, aggrandisement, levy, levy en masse, recruit, enlistee, recruitment, enlisting, recruiter, raiser, evocation, summoning, invocation, conjuring, conjuration, conjury, magician, prestidigitator, conjurer, conjuror, illusionist, incantation, erection, erecting, produce, green goods, green groceries, garden truck, farm, farmer, husbandman, granger, sodbuster, farming, agriculture, husbandry, agriculturist, cultivator, grower, growth, incitement, incitation, provocation, induction, elicitation, arousal, rousing, raising, natural elevation, elevator, airlift, ski tow, ski lift, weightlifter, lifter, ascent, acclivity, upgrade, leaven, leavening, promotion, furtherance, advancement, parent, parenthood, parentage, birth, lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, stemma, stock, breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, rearing, upbringing


Anagrams: Aries, Aesir, arise


Language Translations:
Chinese: 提高   Dutch: opheffen  
Finnish: nostaa   French: élever  
German: heben   Hungarian: emel  
Italian: alzare   Japanese: 上げる  
Korean: 올리다   Portuguese: levantar  
Russian: поднимать   Spanish: levantar  
Swedish: höja  
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