Raise an employee's salary.
Raised the loads with a crane.
Raise a flagpole.
Raised her to management level.
Raise a shout.
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.
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.
Raise a new building.
The slap raised a welt.
Raised his voice.
Raised an important question.
Couldn't raise the control tower after midnight.
Raise money from the neighbors for a charity.
Raised the Cape.
To raise prices.
To raise one's voice.
To raise oneself from poverty.
To raise the dead.
The joke raised a laugh.
To raise a question.
To raise a siege.
- 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.
- To collect.To raise a lot of money for charity; to raise troops.
- 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.
John bet, and Julie raised requiring John to put in more money.
- 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
- 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 rÄsian (“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.