1. [ verb ] evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
Synonyms: raise invoke conjure_up arouse stir call_forth evoke put_forward call_down conjure

: "raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "stir a disturbance" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Related terms: make curse bless provoke magician incantation conjuring
2. [ verb ] bring up
Synonyms: raise rear parent nurture

"raise a family" "bring up children"

Related terms: cradle fledge foster parent lineage breeding raising grow_up
3. [ verb ] cause to come to a sudden stop

"The noise brought her up in shock"

Related terms: stop
4. [ verb ] promote from a lower position or rank

"This player was brought up to the major league"

Related terms: promote
5. [ verb ] raise from a lower to a higher position
Synonyms: lift raise get_up elevate

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Related terms: lower move pick_up hike get_up shoulder chin kick_up hoist hoist heighten rear underlay pump hoist jack trice skid raise levitate pinnacle pick_up elevator weightlifter elevation ascent elevation lift ski_tow lift lift rise
6. [ verb ] make reference to
Synonyms: mention refer cite name advert

: "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Related terms: think_of invoke touch_on reference speak_of_the_devil cross-refer raise drag_up remember commend namedrop mention citation quotation citation mentioner
7. [ verb ] put forward for consideration or discussion
Synonyms: raise

"raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

Related terms: mention
8. [ verb ] (computer science) cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
Synonyms: reboot boot

"boot your computer"

Related terms: resuscitate
Similar spelling:   bringing_up