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1. raise [ v ] raise the level or amount of something
Examples: "raise my salary" "raise the price of bread"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:


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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Synonyms raise Related Terms make

14. raise [ v ] increase
Examples: "This will enhance your enjoyment" "heighten the tension"

Used in print:

(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'"

Synonyms raise Related Terms pronounce

16. raise [ v ] put forward for consideration or discussion
Examples: "raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

Synonyms bring_up raise Related Terms mention

17. raise [ v ] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade
Examples: "lift a ban" "raise a siege"

Synonyms raise lift Related Terms end end

18. raise [ v ] bet more than the previous player, in poker

Synonyms raise Related Terms bet card_game

19. raise [ v ] cause to assemble or enlist in the military
Examples: "raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"

Synonyms recruit conscript raise levy Related Terms enlist recruitment levy recruiter

20. raise [ n ] an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Examples: "the car couldn't make the grade"

Synonyms rise acclivity raise climb upgrade ascent Related Terms descent slope uphill climb ascend

21. raise [ v ] in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

Synonyms raise Related Terms bid

22. raise [ v ] invigorate or heighten
Examples: "lift my spirits", "lift his ego"

Synonyms lift raise Related Terms better

23. raise [ v ] bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project
Examples: "raised edges"

Synonyms raise Related Terms emphasize

24. raise [ v ] cause to become alive again
Examples: "raise from the dead" "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected." "Upraising ghosts"

Synonyms resurrect upraise raise Related Terms resuscitate rise resurrection

25. raise [ n ] increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
Examples: "I'll see your raise and double it"

Synonyms raise Related Terms gamble doubling poker

26. raise [ v ] establish radio communications with
Examples: : "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"

Synonyms raise Related Terms reach radio

27. raise [ v ] cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough
Examples: "unleavened bread"

Synonyms leaven prove raise Related Terms rise

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"

Synonyms promote elevate kick_upstairs raise advance upgrade Related Terms demote delegate prefer spot_promote bring_up ennoble tenure queen brevet acme promotion

29. raise [ v ] activate or stir up
Examples: "raise a mutiny"

Synonyms raise Related Terms incite

30. raise [ v ] multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

Synonyms 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"

Synonyms raise heave elevation lift Related Terms propulsion lift heave hoist

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