- The amount a salary is increased.
- usage: "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
- An upward slope or grade (as in a road. )
- usage: "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
- Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker. )
- usage: "I'll see your raise and double it"
- The act of raising something.
- usage: "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
- Raise the level or amount of something.
- usage: "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
- Raise from a lower to a higher position.
- usage: "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
- Cause to be heard or known; express or utter.
- usage: "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
- Collect funds for a specific purpose.
- usage: "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
- Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques.
- usage: "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
- Bring up.
- usage: "raise a family"; "bring up children"
- Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic.
- usage: "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
- Move upwards.
- usage: "lift one's eyes"
- synonyms: lift
- Construct, build, or erect.
- usage: "Raise a barn"
- Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses. )
- usage: "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
- Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise.
- usage: "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
- Raise in rank or condition.
- usage: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
- usage: "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
- Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position.
- usage: "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"
- Cause to puff up with a leaven.
- usage: "unleavened bread"
- Bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level.
- Bet more than the previous player.
- Cause to assemble or enlist in the military.
- usage: "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
- Put forward for consideration or discussion.
- usage: "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
- synonyms: bring up
- Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth.
- usage: "raise your `o'"
- Activate or stir up.
- usage: "raise a mutiny"
- Establish radio communications with.
- usage: "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 or a design) into relief and cause to project.
- usage: "raised edges"
- Invigorate or heighten.
- usage: "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
- synonyms: lift
- Put an end to.
- usage: "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
- synonyms: lift
- Cause to become alive again.
- usage: "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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