Raise meaning

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To increase in size, quantity, or worth.

Raise an employee's salary.

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To move to a higher position; elevate.

Raised the loads with a crane.

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To set in an upright or erect position.

Raise a flagpole.

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To improve in rank or dignity; promote.

Raised her to management level.

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To voice; utter.

Raise a shout.

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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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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.

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To erect or build.

Raise a new building.

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To cause to arise, appear, or exist.

The slap raised a welt.

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To increase in intensity, degree, strength, or pitch.

Raised his voice.

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To put forward for consideration.

Raised an important question.

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To make contact with by radio.

Couldn't raise the control tower after midnight.

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To gather together; collect.

Raise money from the neighbors for a charity.

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To cause (dough) to puff up.
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To end (a siege) by withdrawing troops or forcing the enemy troops to withdraw.
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To remove or withdraw (an order).
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To bring into sight by approaching nearer.

Raised the Cape.

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To alter and increase fraudulently the written value of (a check, for example).
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To cough up (phlegm).
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To make angry; enrage.
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To increase a poker bet or a bridge bid.
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The act of raising or increasing.
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An increase in salary.
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To construct or erect (a building, etc.)
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To increase in size, value, amount, etc.

To raise prices.

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To increase in degree, intensity, strength, etc.

To raise one's voice.

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To improve the position, rank, or situation of.

To raise oneself from poverty.

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To cause to arise, appear, come, etc.; esp., to bring back as from death; reanimate.

To raise the dead.

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To cause to come about; provoke; inspire.

The joke raised a laugh.

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To bring forward for consideration.

To raise a question.

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To collect, gather, or procure (an army, money, etc.)
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To utter (a cry, shout, etc.)
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To bring to an end; remove.

To raise a siege.

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To cause to become light; leaven (bread, etc.)
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To establish radio communication with.
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To cause (a blister) to form.
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To make (a nap on cloth) with teasels, etc.
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To increase by fraud the face value of (a check, etc.)
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To cause (land, another ship, etc.) to seem to rise over the horizon by approaching it; come within sight of.
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To increase (one's partner's bid in a suit or in no-trump)
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To change the sound of (a vowel) by putting the tongue in a higher position.
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To bet more than (the highest preceding bet or bettor)
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To rise or arise.
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To increase the bet.
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An act of raising.
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(physical) To cause to rise; to lift or elevate.
  • To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect.
    To raise a wall, or a heap of stones.
  • To cause something to come to the surface of the sea.
    The ship was raised ten years after it had sunk.
  • (nautical) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it.
    To raise Sandy Hook light.
  • (figuratively) To cause (a dead person) to live again, to cause to be undead.
    The magic spell raised the dead from their graves!.

To raise your hand if you want to say something; to raise your walking stick to defend yourself.

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To create, increase or develop.
  • To collect.
    To raise a lot of money for charity; to raise troops.
  • To bring up; to grow; to promote.
    We visited a farm where they raise chickens.
    Chew with your mouth shut "” were you raised in a barn?.
    To raise somebody to office.
  • To mention (a question, issue) for discussion.
    A few important questions were raised after the attack.
  • (law) To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in property).
    There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use.
  • John Milton (1608-1674).
    God vouchsafes to raise another world From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
  • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest.
    The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [...] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?.

We need to raise the motivation level in the company.

To raise the quality of the products; to raise the price of goods.

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(poker, intransitive) To respond to a bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.

John bet, and Julie raised requiring John to put in more money.

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(arithmetic) To exponentiate, to involute.

Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.

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(linguistics, of a verb) To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.
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(US) An increase in wages or salary; a rise (UK).

The boss gave me a raise.

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(weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
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(curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
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(poker) A bet which increased the previous bet.
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raise Cain
  • To behave in a rowdy or disruptive fashion.
  • To reprimand someone angrily.
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raise eyebrows
  • To cause surprise or mild disapproval.
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raise the stakes
  • To increase one's commitment or involvement.
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raise Cain
  • To create a disturbance; cause trouble.
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Origin of raise

  • Middle English raisen from Old Norse reisa er-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English raisen, reisen, from Old Norse reisa (“to raise"), from Proto-Germanic *raisijanÄ…, *raizijanÄ… (“to raise"), causative form of Proto-Germanic *rÄ«sanÄ… (“to rise"), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (“to rise, arise"). Cognate with Old English rāsian (“to explore, examine, research"), Old English rÄ«san (“to seize, carry off"), Old English rÇ£ran (“to cause to rise, raise, rear, build, create"). More at rear.

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