- The definition of a raise refers to having your salary increased or a higher bet in a gambling game such as poker.
- An example of a raise is when you have your salary increased from $8/hr to $9/hr.
- An example of a raise is when the original bet was $1 and someone bets $2.
- To raise is to move or lift something upward, to increase the amount of something, to bring up an issue, trying to collect funds, bringing up a child, or betting more money than another player in a gambling game.
- An example of raise is when you move a flag up a flag pole.
- An example of raise is when you increase the amount you pay towards your mortgage each month.
- An example of raise is when you bring the issue of guilt up in a discussion about whether you should take care of elderly parents.
- An example of raise is when you try to solicit donations for a good cause.
- An example of raise is when you bet $2 in a game when the person before you had bet only $1.
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- to cause to rise; move to a higher level; lift; elevate
- to bring to or place in an upright position
- to construct or erect (a building, etc.)
- to wake from sleep
- to stir up; arouse; incite: to raise a revolt
- to increase in size, value, amount, etc.: to raise prices
- to increase in degree, intensity, strength, etc.: to raise one's voice
- to improve the position, rank, or situation of: to raise oneself from poverty
- to cause to arise, appear, come, etc.; esp., to bring back as from death; reanimate: to raise the dead
- to cause to come about; provoke; inspire: the joke raised a laugh
- to bring forward for consideration: to raise a question
- to collect, gather, or procure (an army, money, etc.)
- to utter (a cry, shout, etc.)
- to bring to an end; remove: to raise a siege
- to cause to become light; leaven (bread, etc.)
- to cause to grow or to breed: to raise corn or cattle
- to bring up or rear (children)
- to establish radio communication with
- to cause (a blister) to form
- to make (a nap on cloth) with teasels, etc.
- ☆ Commerce to increase by fraud the face value of (a check, etc.)
- Naut. to cause (land, another ship, etc.) to seem to rise over the horizon by approaching it; come within sight of
- ☆ Bridge to increase (one's partner's bid in a suit or in no-trump)
- Phonet. to change the sound of (a vowel) by putting the tongue in a higher position
- ☆ Poker to bet more than (the highest preceding bet or bettor)
Origin: Middle English raisen from Old Norse reisa, causative of risa, to rise
- Dialectal to rise or arise
- ☆ Poker to increase the bet
- an act of raising
- an increase in amount
- ☆ an increase in salary or wages, or in a bet
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verb raised raised, rais·ing, rais·es verb, transitive
- To move to a higher position; elevate: raised the loads with a crane. See Synonyms at lift.
- To set in an upright or erect position: raise a flagpole.
- To erect or build: raise a new building.
- To cause to arise, appear, or exist: The slap raised a welt.
- To increase in size, quantity, or worth: raise an employee's salary.
- To increase in intensity, degree, strength, or pitch: raised his voice.
- To improve in rank or dignity; promote: raised her to management level.
- a. To grow, especially in quantity; cultivate: raise corn and soybeans.b. To breed and care for to maturity: raise cattle.c. To bring up; rear: raise children.d. To accustom to something from an early age: “Such amenities are … meant to make churchgoing attractive to a post-World War II generation raised on shopping malls and multiplex cinemas” (Gustav Niebuhr).
- To put forward for consideration: raised an important question. See Synonyms at broach1.
- To voice; utter: raise a shout.
- a. To awaken; arouse: noise that would raise the dead.b. To stir up; instigate: raise a revolt.c. To bring about; provoke: remarks intended to raise a laugh.
- To make contact with by radio: couldn't raise the control tower after midnight.
- To gather together; collect: raise money from the neighbors for a charity.
- To cause (dough) to puff up.
- To end (a siege) by withdrawing troops or forcing the enemy troops to withdraw.
- To remove or withdraw (an order).
- Games a. To increase (a poker bet).b. To bet more than (a preceding bettor in poker).c. To increase the bid of (one's bridge partner).
- Nautical To bring into sight by approaching nearer: raised the Cape.
- To alter and increase fraudulently the written value of (a check, for example).
- To cough up (phlegm).
- 21. Scots To make angry; enrage.
- The act of raising or increasing.
- An increase in salary.
Origin: Middle English raisen, from Old Norse reisa; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
- raisˈer noun
raise - Phrases/Idioms
raise Cainor raise the devil or raise hell or raise a rumpus or raise the roof
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- raise /the devil/hell
- To behave in a rowdy or disruptive fashion.
- To reprimand someone angrily.
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