[ UK /ɹˈe‍ɪzɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɹeɪzɪŋ/ ]
  1. the event of something being raised upward
    a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
    an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  2. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
  3. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    they debated whether nature or nurture was more important
  1. increasing in quantity or value
    a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate
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How To Use raising In A Sentence

  • 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
  • The cash raising was not unexpected and allows a few more shareholders on board. Times, Sunday Times
  • Union officials privately acknowledge that Phoenix's achilles heel has always been the difficulties it would face raising the necessary finance.
  • Many other venture capital firms besides InterWest are raising new rounds of capital.
  • The only cloud on the immediate horizon is raising a mortgage - especially if you are a first time buyer.
  • The layout of the enclosures, paddocks, and yards suggests an emphasis on stock-raising.
  • Starting this month, rival United Parcel Service Inc.'s freight division is raising average noncontractual shipping rates in North America by 6.9%, as the industry copes with rapidly rising fuel costs. FedEx to Raise U.S., Canada Freight Rates 6.8%
  • Cash will be the vital ingredient as celebrity chefs cook up a special fundraising treat for charity.
  • Really?" she said, raising a sardonic eyebrow.
  • I reckon we're in danger of raising a whole generation of undiscriminating couch potatoes afflicted by TV-induced Attention Deficit Disorder.
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