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Verb: raise  reyz
  1. Take from a lower to a higher position
    "Raise your hands";
    - lift, elevate, get up, bring up
  2. Increase the level or amount of something
    "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
  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. Look after a child until it is an adult
    "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 [literary], 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
Noun: raise  reyz
  1. The amount a salary is increased
    "he got a 3% raise";
    - rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase
  2. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    - ascent, acclivity, rise, climb, upgrade [N. Amer]
  3. (poker) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
    "I'll see your raise and double it"
  4. The act of raising something
    "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up";
    - lift, heave

Sounds like: raining, reigning, re, raise, rays, raz

Derived forms: raising, raises, raised

See also: bring, lift up

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

Antonym: break, declivity

Encyclopedia: Raise, Cumbria