- To behave in a rowdy or disruptive fashion.
- To reprimand someone angrily.
- To cause surprise or mild disapproval.
- To increase one's commitment or involvement.
- to create a disturbance; cause trouble
Origin of Raise
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.
Middle English raisen from Old Norse reisa er-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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