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Adjective: raising  rey-zing
  1. Increasing in quantity or value
    "a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"
Noun: raising  rey-zing
  1. The event of something being raised upward
    "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity";
    - elevation, lift
     
  2. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    - rearing, nurture
     
  3. Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    "they debated whether nature or raising was more important";
    - breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, rearing, upbringing
Verb: raise  reyz
  1. Increase the level or amount of something
    "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
     
  2. Take from a lower to a higher position
    "Raise your hands";
    - lift, elevate, get up, bring up
     
  3. Cause to be heard or known; express or utter
    "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
     
  4. Collect funds for a specific purpose
    "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
     
  5. (farming) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    "We raise hogs here";
    - grow, farm, produce
     
  6. Provide for and care for during childhood
    "raise a family";
    - rear, bring up, nurture, parent
     
  7. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "raise the spectre of unemployment";
    - conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
     
  8. Cause to move upwards
    "raise one's eyes";
    - lift
     
  9. (construction) Construct, build
    "Raise a barn";
    - erect, rear, set up, put up
     
  10. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    "raise a smile";
    - arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, provoke
     
  11. Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
    "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
     
  12. Increase in condition, wealth, quality of life, etc.
    "The new law raised many people from poverty";
    - lift, elevate
     
  13. Add something extra to make more intense or better
    "This will raise your enjoyment";
    - enhance, heighten, increase
     
  14. Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    - promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, elevate
     
  15. Cause to puff up with a leaven
    - leaven, prove
     
  16. (bridge) bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
     
  17. (card game) bet more than the previous player
     
  18. Cause to assemble or enlist in the military
    "raise an army";
    - recruit, levy
     
  19. Put forward for consideration or discussion
    "raise the question of promotions";
    - bring up
     
  20. Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
    "raise your 'o'"
     
  21. Activate or stir up
    "raise a mutiny"
     
  22. (radio) establish radio communications with
    "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
     
  23. (arithmetic) multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
     
  24. Bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
    "raised edges"
     
  25. Invigorate or heighten
    "raise my spirits";
    - lift
     
  26. Put an end to
    "raise a siege";
    - lift
     
  27. Cause to become alive again
    "raise from the dead";
    - resurrect, upraise

Sounds like: raised, razed, aising, razing

Derived forms: raisings

See also: increasing

Type of: acculturation, advert, alter, ameliorate, amend, articulate, ascension, ascent, assign, bet, better, bid, bring out, bring up, build, call, change, cite, collect, compound, construct, contact, create, cultivate, deepen, delegate, depute, designate, displace, draft, enculturation, end, enlist, enounce, enunciate, express, get hold of, get through, give tongue to, heighten, improve, incite, increase, instigate, intensify, make, meliorate, mend, mention, modify, move, multiply, muster in, name, play, pronounce, reach, refer, resuscitate, revive, rise, rising, say, set off, socialisation [Brit], socialization, sound out, stir up, take in, terminate, upbringing, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, wager

Antonym: level, lower

Encyclopedia: Raising

Raise, Cumbria