1. [ verb ] raise from a lower to a higher position
Synonyms: raise get_up elevate bring_up

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Related terms: lower move pick_up hike get_up shoulder chin kick_up hoist hoist rear heighten underlay pump hoist jack trice pinnacle raise levitate skid pick_up elevator weightlifter elevation ascent elevation ski_tow rise
2. [ verb ] take hold of something and move it to a different location

"lift the box onto the table"

Related terms: move heave pitchfork
3. [ verb ] annul by recalling or rescinding
Synonyms: repeal rescind reverse annul overturn countermand vacate revoke

"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

Related terms: cancel renege reverse abrogation reversal vacation revocation
4. [ verb ] make audible

"He lifted a war whoop"

Related terms: utter
5. [ verb ] move upward
Synonyms: rise go_up move_up come_up arise uprise

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Related terms: descend travel climb soar go_up chandelle rise scend steam rocket uplift surface elevation rise
6. [ verb ] move upwards
Synonyms: raise

"lift one's eyes"

Related terms: move rise
7. [ verb ] take off or away by decreasing

"lift the pressure"

Related terms: remove
8. [ verb ] raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
Synonyms: hoist wind

"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

Related terms: raise trice hoister hoist
9. [ verb ] (criminal law) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms: pilfer purloin abstract hook filch pinch swipe sneak snarf nobble cabbage
Related terms: steal booster pilferage
10. [ verb ] raise in rank or condition
Synonyms: elevate raise

: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

Related terms: change exalt dignify acme
11. [ noun ] the act of giving temporary assistance
Related terms: aid
12. [ verb ] invigorate or heighten
Synonyms: raise

"lift my spirits", "lift his ego"

Related terms: better
13. [ noun ] the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
Synonyms: aerodynamic_lift
Related terms: aerodynamic_force ground_effect
14. [ verb ] call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
Related terms: call
15. [ verb ] (surgery) perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
Synonyms: face-lift
Related terms: operate_on face_lift
16. [ noun ] a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
Related terms: device raise
17. [ verb ] remove from a surface

"the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"

Related terms: remove
18. [ noun ] lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
Synonyms: elevator
Related terms: lifting_device paternoster freight_elevator dumbwaiter building car raise
19. [ verb ] (transportation) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
Synonyms: airlift

: "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"

Related terms: fly airlift
20. [ verb ] take out of the ground, of root crops

"lift potatoes"

Related terms: dig
21. [ verb ] remove from a seedbed or form a nursery, as of bulbs
Related terms: remove
22. [ noun ] (transportation) conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
Synonyms: ski_lift ski_tow
Related terms: conveyance T-bar chairlift surface_lift rope_tow hoist
23. [ noun ] (transportation) a ride in a car

"he gave me a lift home"

Related terms: drive
24. [ verb ] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade
Synonyms: raise

"lift a ban" "raise a siege"

Related terms: end end
25. [ verb ] remove by scalping, of hair
Related terms: scalp
26. [ verb ] (criminal law) take illegally, as of cattle
Synonyms: rustle
Related terms: steal crime
27. [ verb ] (criminal law,writing) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
Synonyms: plagiarise plagiarize
Related terms: steal crib crime plagiarist plagiarism plagiarism
28. [ verb ] rise upward, as from pressure or moisture

"The floor is lifting slowly"

Related terms: heave
29. [ verb ] rise up
Synonyms: rise rear

"The building rose before them"

Related terms: look loom upgrade
30. [ verb ] (business) pay off; as of mortgages
Related terms: liquidate
31. [ noun ] the event of something being raised upward
Synonyms: elevation raising

"an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon" "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"

Related terms: rise raise
32. [ noun ] (medicine,surgery) plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
Synonyms: face_lifting rhytidectomy rhytidoplasty facelift cosmetic_surgery nip_and_tuck face_lift

"some actresses have more than one face lift"

Related terms: operation plastic_surgery nose_job face-lift
33. [ noun ] (transportation,business) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are blocked)
Synonyms: airlift
Related terms: transportation transportation berlin_airlift raise
34. [ noun ] one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
Related terms: layer top_lift heel
35. [ noun ] a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
Synonyms: rise
Related terms: wave surface
36. [ noun ] the act of raising something
Synonyms: heave elevation raise

"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

Related terms: propulsion raise heave hoist