|1.||[ verb ] raise the level or amount of something|
"raise my salary" "raise the price of bread"
|Related terms:||increase bump_up|
|2.||[ verb ] raise from a lower to a higher position|
|Synonyms:||lift get_up elevate bring_up|
"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"
|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.||[ verb ] cause to be heard or known; express or utter|
"raise a shout" "raise a protest" "raise a sad cry"
|Related terms:||express call_up|
|4.||[ verb ] collect funds for a specific purpose|
"The President raised several million dollars for his college"
|Related terms:||collect fund-raise|
|5.||[ verb ] (food,agriculture) cultivate by growing; often involves improvements by means of agricultural techniques|
|Synonyms:||produce grow farm|
"The Bordeaux region produces great red wines" "They produce good ham in Parma" "We grow wheat here" "We raise hogs here"
|Related terms:||cultivate overproduce carry keep farming farmer farming agriculturist|
|6.||[ verb ] evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic|
|Synonyms:||invoke conjure_up bring_up arouse stir put_forward evoke call_forth 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|
|7.||[ verb ] bring up|
|Synonyms:||bring_up rear parent nurture|
"raise a family" "bring up children"
|Related terms:||cradle fledge foster parent lineage breeding raising grow_up|
|8.||[ verb ] move upwards|
"lift one's eyes"
|Related terms:||move lift rise|
|9.||[ noun ] the amount a salary is increased|
|Synonyms:||rise wage_hike salary_increase wage_increase hike|
"he got a 3% raise" "he got a wage hike"
|Related terms:||increase hike|
|10.||[ verb ] construct, build, or erect|
|Synonyms:||erect set_up put_up rear|
"Raise a barn"
|Related terms:||level construct construction erecting|
|11.||[ verb ] raise in rank or condition|
: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
|Related terms:||change exalt dignify acme|
|12.||[ verb ] call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses|
|Synonyms:||arouse evoke elicit provoke fire kindle enkindle|
"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"
|Related terms:||make excite overwhelm invite draw interest stimulate hurt upset anger inflame strike_a_chord infatuate rekindle shame prick arousal incitement|
|13.||[ verb ] create a disturbance, esp. by making a great noise|
"raise hell" "raise the roof" "raise Cain"
|14.||[ verb ] increase|
"This will enhance your enjoyment" "heighten the tension"
|Related terms:||intensify potentiate|
|15.||[ verb ] pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth|
"raise your `o'"
|16.||[ verb ] put forward for consideration or discussion|
"raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"
|17.||[ verb ] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade|
"lift a ban" "raise a siege"
|Related terms:||end end|
|18.||[ verb ] (games) bet more than the previous player, in poker|
|Related terms:||bet card_game|
|19.||[ verb ] (military) cause to assemble or enlist in the military|
|Synonyms:||recruit conscript levy|
"raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"
|Related terms:||enlist recruitment levy recruiter|
|20.||[ noun ] (geography) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)|
|Synonyms:||rise acclivity climb upgrade ascent|
"the car couldn't make the grade"
|Related terms:||descent slope uphill climb ascend|
|21.||[ verb ] (bridge,games) in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level|
|22.||[ verb ] invigorate or heighten|
"lift my spirits", "lift his ego"
|23.||[ verb ] bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project|
|24.||[ verb ] cause to become alive again|
"raise from the dead" "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected." "Upraising ghosts"
|Related terms:||resuscitate rise resurrection|
|25.||[ noun ] increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)|
"I'll see your raise and double it"
|Related terms:||gamble doubling poker|
|26.||[ verb ] establish radio communications with|
: "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
|Related terms:||reach radio|
|27.||[ verb ] cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough|
|28.||[ verb ] give a promotion to or assign to a higher position|
|Synonyms:||promote elevate kick_upstairs advance upgrade|
"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"
|Related terms:||demote delegate prefer spot_promote bring_up ennoble tenure queen brevet acme promotion|
|29.||[ verb ] activate or stir up|
"raise a mutiny"
|30.||[ verb ] (mathematics) multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3|
|Related terms:||multiply arithmetic|
|31.||[ noun ] the act of raising something|
|Synonyms:||heave elevation lift|
"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
|Related terms:||propulsion lift heave hoist|