Raise Definition

rāz
raised, raises, raising
verb
raised, raises, raising
To cause to rise; move to a higher level; lift; elevate.
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To bring to or place in an upright position.
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To rise or arise.
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To construct or erect (a building, etc.)
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To wake from sleep.
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noun
raises
An act of raising.
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An increase in amount.
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An increase in salary or wages, or in a bet.
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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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(weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.

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idiom
raise Cain
  • To behave in a rowdy or disruptive fashion.
  • To reprimand someone angrily.
American Heritage
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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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