Definition of rais
1. raise [ v ] raise the level or amount of something
Examples: "raise my salary" "raise the price of bread"
(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
This work gave a heat_of_formation of aluminum fluoride which closely substantiates a value which had been determined by a less direct method , and raises this property to 15 percent above that accepted a_few years ago .
(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)
If the resulting difference for the particular State is less or more_than these extremes , the State 's allotment percentage must be raised or lowered to the appropriate extreme .
Determine if the particular State 's unadjusted allotment ( result obtained in item 11 above ) is less_than its minimum ( base ) allotment , and if so raise its unadjusted allotment to its minimum allotment .
If the resulting difference for the particular State is less or more_than these extremes , the State 's Federal share must be raised or lowered to the appropriate extreme .
(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
It argued , inter_alia , that a divestiture order would severely depress the market_value of the stock of both General_Motors and du_Pont , with consequent serious loss and hardship to hundreds of thousands of innocent investors , among them thousands of small trusts and charitable institutions ; that there would be a similar decline in the market_values of other automotive and chemical stocks , with similar losses to the stockholders of those companies ; that the tremendous volume of General_Motors stock hanging over the market for ten years would hamper the efforts of General_Motors and other automobile manufacturers to raise equity capital ; and that all this would have a serious adverse effect on the entire stock_market and on general business_activity .Synonyms raise Related Terms increase bump_up
2. raise [ v ] raise from a lower to a higher position
Examples: "Raise your hands" "Lift a load"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Now raise the weight by straightening your front leg , without moving your feet .
Before your first training experiment has ended there will be a big improvement and almost before you know it you 'll be raising and lowering yourself just like a veteran !
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
When the child raises his seat into the air , the teacher takes_hold under both sides of the pelvis ; then no_matter_what_happens , the child 's performance will be controlled .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
White 's arm went_up and Warren raised his own .
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
As Sir_Giles_Overreach ( how often had he had_to play that part , who did not believe a word of it ) , he raised his arm and declaimed : `` Where is my honour now '' ?Synonyms lift raise get_up elevate bring_up Related Terms lower move pick_up get_up hike chin shoulder hoist hoist kick_up underlay rear levitate hoist jack pinnacle trice heighten skid pump pick_up elevator weightlifter elevation ascent lift lift lift elevation ski_tow rise
3. raise [ v ] cause to be heard or known; express or utter
Examples: "raise a shout" "raise a protest" "raise a sad cry"
And now , of_course , the hue_and_cry for counter escalation is being raised on our side .
(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
This phenomenon raises the question whether the guidance of the emotions for therapeutic ends may_not have an even wider application in the area of the neuroses .
(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
The thin gray figures raised a hoarse , cawing cry like the call of a bird flock .Synonyms raise Related Terms express call_up
4. raise [ v ] collect funds for a specific purpose
Examples: "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
I raised some kale by hocking the good clothes I had left_over from my respectable uptown life , but when that was gone I did n't have a cent .Synonyms raise Related Terms collect fund-raise
5. raise [ v ] cultivate by growing; often involves improvements by means of agricultural techniques
Examples: "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines" "They produce good ham in Parma" "We grow wheat here" "We raise hogs here"
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
It is no harder to raise big , healthy , blooming plants than weak , sickly little things ; in_fact it is easier .Synonyms raise produce grow farm Related Terms cultivate overproduce carry keep farming farmer farming agriculturist
6. raise [ v ] evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
Examples: : "raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "stir a disturbance" "call down the spirits from the mountain"
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
In a long commentary which he has inserted in the published text of the first act of the play , he says at one point : `` However , that experience never raised a doubt in his mind as to the reality of the underworld or the existence of Lucifer 's many faced lieutenants .
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
From the very beginning the electoral discussions raised fundamental issues in Moroccan politics , precisely the type of questions that were most difficult to resolve in the new government .
(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
- has now been raised in the reader 's mind and in the following form .
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
Fortunately , the embarrassing questions raised by objects do not need to be answered , or we would all have_to go sleep in the open fields .Synonyms raise invoke conjure_up bring_up arouse stir call_forth put_forward call_down evoke conjure Related Terms make curse bless provoke magician incantation conjuring
7. raise [ v ] bring up
Examples: "raise a family" "bring up children"
(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
But there was no need for Linda_Kay to go_on , since all she wanted in life was to make a home for Bobby_Joe and ( blushing ) raise his children .Synonyms raise rear bring_up parent nurture Related Terms cradle fledge foster parent lineage breeding raising grow_up
8. raise [ v ] move upwards
Examples: "lift one's eyes"
(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
Tonal morphophonemics , in a common case , can do nothing but either raise or lower the tone .Synonyms raise lift Related Terms move lift rise
9. raise [ n ] the amount a salary is increased
Examples: "he got a 3% raise" "he got a wage hike"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Pelham pointed_out that Georgia voters last November rejected a constitutional amendment to allow legislators to vote on pay raises for future Legislature sessions .
It says that `` in the event Congress does provide this increase in federal funds '' , the State_Board_of_Education should be directed to `` give priority '' to teacher pay raises .
(The New York Times,...)
Maris is in_line for a big raise .Synonyms raise rise salary_increase wage_hike wage_increase hike Related Terms increase hike
10. raise [ v ] construct, build, or erect
Examples: "Raise a barn"
(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
Macneff raised his hands apologetically and said , `` You are horrified , of_course .Synonyms erect set_up put_up raise rear Related Terms level construct construction erecting
11. raise [ v ] raise in rank or condition
Examples: : "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
(Selma Jeanne Cohen, "Avant-Garde Choreography"...)
To raise the dancer out of his personal , pedestrian self , Mr._Nikolais has experimented with relating him to a larger , environmental orbit .Synonyms elevate raise lift Related Terms change exalt dignify acme
12. raise [ v ] call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses
Examples: "arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"
(The Wall Street Journal,...)
The barbed sallies of Beatrice and Benedick , so contemporary to a public inured to the humor of insult , raised chuckles .Synonyms arouse evoke elicit provoke fire raise kindle enkindle Related Terms make excite overwhelm invite draw interest stimulate hurt upset anger inflame strike_a_chord infatuate rekindle shame prick arousal incitement
13. raise [ v ] create a disturbance, esp. by making a great noise
Examples: "raise hell" "raise the roof" "raise Cain"
14. raise [ v ] increase
Examples: "This will enhance your enjoyment" "heighten the tension"
(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
It raises the voice , bein in camp .Synonyms enhance raise heighten Related Terms intensify potentiate
15. raise [ v ] pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
Examples: "raise your `o'"
16. raise [ v ] put forward for consideration or discussion
Examples: "raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"
17. raise [ v ] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade
Examples: "lift a ban" "raise a siege"
18. raise [ v ] bet more than the previous player, in pokerSynonyms raise Related Terms bet card_game
19. raise [ v ] cause to assemble or enlist in the military
Examples: "raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"
20. raise [ n ] an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Examples: "the car couldn't make the grade"
21. raise [ v ] in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher levelSynonyms raise Related Terms bid
22. raise [ v ] invigorate or heighten
Examples: "lift my spirits", "lift his ego"
23. raise [ v ] bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project
Examples: "raised edges"
24. raise [ v ] cause to become alive again
Examples: "raise from the dead" "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected." "Upraising ghosts"
25. raise [ n ] increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
Examples: "I'll see your raise and double it"
26. raise [ v ] establish radio communications with
Examples: : "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
27. raise [ v ] cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough
Examples: "unleavened bread"
28. raise [ v ] give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Examples: "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"
29. raise [ v ] activate or stir up
Examples: "raise a mutiny"
30. raise [ v ] multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3Synonyms raise Related Terms multiply arithmetic
31. raise [ n ] the act of raising something
Examples: "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
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