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
Synonyms: lift

"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
Synonyms: elevate lift

: "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"

Related terms: make
14. [ verb ] increase
Synonyms: enhance heighten

"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'"

Related terms: pronounce
16. [ verb ] put forward for consideration or discussion
Synonyms: bring_up

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

Related terms: mention
17. [ verb ] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade
Synonyms: lift

"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
Related terms: bid
22. [ verb ] invigorate or heighten
Synonyms: lift

"lift my spirits", "lift his ego"

Related terms: better
23. [ verb ] bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project

"raised edges"

Related terms: emphasize
24. [ verb ] cause to become alive again
Synonyms: upraise resurrect

"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
Synonyms: prove leaven

"unleavened bread"

Related terms: rise
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"

Related terms: incite
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
Similar spelling:   rase