Definitions for raise

Definitions for (noun) raise

Main entry: raise, lift, heave

Definition: the act of raising something

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

Main entry: raise

Definition: increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)

Usage: I'll see your raise and double it

Main entry: raise, rise, hike, wage hike, wage increase, salary increase

Definition: the amount a salary is increased

Usage: he got a 3% raise; he got a wage hike

Main entry: ascent, acclivity, climb, upgrade, rise, raise

Definition: an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

Usage: the car couldn't make it up the rise

Definitions for (verb) raise

Main entry: upraise, raise, resurrect

Definition: cause to become alive again

Usage: raise from the dead; Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected; Upraising ghosts

Main entry: raise

Definition: raise the level or amount of something

Usage: raise my salary; raise the price of bread

Main entry: enhance, raise, heighten

Definition: increase

Usage: This will enhance your enjoyment; heighten the tension

Main entry: lift, raise

Definition: put an end to

Usage: lift a ban; raise a siege

Main entry: raise, elevate, lift

Definition: raise in rank or condition

Usage: The new law lifted many people from poverty

Main entry: lift, raise

Definition: invigorate or heighten

Usage: lift my spirits; lift his ego

Main entry: raise

Definition: bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project

Usage: raised edges

Main entry: raise

Definition: multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

Main entry: raise

Definition: establish radio communications with

Usage: They managed to raise Hanoi last night

Main entry: raise

Definition: activate or stir up

Usage: raise a mutiny

Main entry: raise

Definition: cause to be heard or known; express or utter

Usage: raise a shout; raise a protest; raise a sad cry

Main entry: raise

Definition: pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth

Usage: raise your `o'

Main entry: raise, bring up

Definition: put forward for consideration or discussion

Usage: raise the question of promotions; bring up an unpleasant topic

Main entry: raise, recruit, levy

Definition: cause to assemble or enlist in the military

Usage: raise an army; recruit new soldiers

Main entry: raise

Definition: bet more than the previous player

Main entry: raise

Definition: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

Main entry: bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, raise, evoke, stir

Definition: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Usage: raise the specter of unemployment; he conjured wild birds in the air; call down the spirits from the mountain

Main entry: set up, put up, raise, rear, erect

Definition: construct, build, or erect

Usage: Raise a barn

Main entry: produce, raise, grow, farm

Definition: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

Usage: The Bordeaux region produces great red wines; They produce good ham in Parma; We grow wheat here; We raise hogs here

Main entry: raise

Definition: create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise

Usage: raise hell; raise the roof; raise Cain

Main entry: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Main entry: raise, lift

Definition: move upwards

Usage: lift one's eyes

Main entry: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load

Main entry: prove, raise, leaven

Definition: cause to puff up with a leaven

Usage: unleavened bread

Main entry: raise

Definition: collect funds for a specific purpose

Usage: The President raised several million dollars for his college

Main entry: upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance

Definition: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Usage: 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

Main entry: bring up, raise, rear, parent, nurture

Definition: bring up

Usage: raise a family; bring up children

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