[ US /ˈɹeɪz/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈe‍ɪz/ ]
  1. raise the level or amount of something
    raise my salary
    raise the price of bread
  2. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
    raise the roof
    raise hell
    raise Cain
  3. put forward for consideration or discussion
    raise the question of promotions
    bring up an unpleasant topic
  4. multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  5. invigorate or heighten
    lift my spirits
    lift his ego
  6. pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
    raise your `o'
  7. raise from a lower to a higher position
    Lift a load
    Raise your hands
  8. bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
  9. activate or stir up
    raise a mutiny
  10. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    arouse pity
    evoke sympathy
    raise a smile
  11. look after a child until it is an adult
    raise a family
    bring up children
  12. collect funds for a specific purpose
    The President raised several million dollars for his college
  13. cause to puff up with a leaven
    unleavened bread
  14. bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
    raised edges
  15. move upwards
    lift one's eyes
  16. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    he conjured wild birds in the air
    raise the specter of unemployment
    call down the spirits from the mountain
  17. increase
    This will enhance your enjoyment
    heighten the tension
  18. raise in rank or condition
    The new law lifted many people from poverty
  19. construct, build, or erect
    Raise a barn
  20. cause to become alive again
    Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
    raise from the dead
    Upraising ghosts
  21. put an end to
    lift a ban
    raise a siege
  22. establish radio communications with
    They managed to raise Hanoi last night
  23. bet more than the previous player
  24. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    They produce good ham in Parma
    We raise hogs here
    The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
    We grow wheat here
  25. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    I got promoted after many years of hard work
    John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
  26. cause to be heard or known; express or utter
    raise a shout
    raise a sad cry
    raise a protest
  27. cause to assemble or enlist in the military
    recruit new soldiers
    raise an army
  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
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How To Use raise In A Sentence

  • My generation was raised on a diet of stultifyingly tedious, but worthy accounts of embryology, typically very badly printed on what appeared to be rice paper.
  • I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
  • Now comes the news that her shifty lawyer father has only 48 hours to raise a lot of money or face financial ruin and imprisonment.
  • The huge amounts that this would bring in would allow the personal allowance to be raised by a couple of thousand, helping those on low and medium incomes.
  • Paraguay tea, which they call matte, as I mentioned before, is always drunk twice a day: this is brought upon a large silver salver, with four legs raised upon it, to receive a little cup made out of a small calabash or gourd, and tipped with silver. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
  • The exams are just around the corner and students are bogged down with preparation work for practicals and orals but the Transition year students found time to raise funds for those less fortunate.
  • But of time and of becoming shall the best similes speak: a praise shall they be, and a justification of all perishableness! Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none
  • reassured by her praise he pressed on
  • The interesting element of the game was that it required one to evaluate not films but people; that is, to sift through the prejudices of one’s movie-freak friends and the peccadilloes and quirks of the major reviewers, and by graphing, as it were, what each could be expected to overpraise, underpraise, revile, not notice, or deliberately ignore, one could acquire a very nice sense of the film. Film flam
  • This week Professor Hay will attend an inquest in Leeds into his wife's death at which he hopes to raise concerns about the safety of the drug.
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