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Meaning & Definition of Raise in English

English

Raise

/rez/

noun

1. The amount a salary is increased

  • "He got a 3% raise"
  • "He got a wage hike"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • rise
  • ,
  • wage hike
  • ,
  • hike
  • ,
  • wage increase
  • ,
  • salary increase

2. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)

  • "The car couldn't make it up the rise"
    synonym:
  • ascent
  • ,
  • acclivity
  • ,
  • rise
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • climb
  • ,
  • upgrade

3. Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)

  • "I'll see your raise and double it"
    synonym:
  • raise

4. The act of raising something

  • "He responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
  • "Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
    synonym:
  • lift
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • heave

verb

1. Raise the level or amount of something

  • "Raise my salary"
  • "Raise the price of bread"
    synonym:
  • raise

2. Raise from a lower to a higher position

  • "Raise your hands"
  • "Lift a load"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • lift
  • ,
  • elevate
  • ,
  • get up
  • ,
  • bring up

3. Cause to be heard or known

  • Express or utter
  • "Raise a shout"
  • "Raise a protest"
  • "Raise a sad cry"
    synonym:
  • raise

4. Collect funds for a specific purpose

  • "The president raised several million dollars for his college"
    synonym:
  • raise

5. Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

  • "The bordeaux region produces great red wines"
  • "They produce good ham in parma"
  • "We grow wheat here"
  • "We raise hogs here"
    synonym:
  • grow
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • farm
  • ,
  • produce

6. Bring up

  • "Raise a family"
  • "Bring up children"
    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • bring up
  • ,
  • nurture
  • ,
  • parent

7. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

  • "Raise the specter of unemployment"
  • "He conjured wild birds in the air"
  • "Call down the spirits from the mountain"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • conjure
  • ,
  • conjure up
  • ,
  • invoke
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • stir
  • ,
  • call down
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • bring up
  • ,
  • put forward
  • ,
  • call forth

8. Move upwards

  • "Lift one's eyes"
    synonym:
  • lift
  • ,
  • raise

9. Construct, build, or erect

  • "Raise a barn"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • erect
  • ,
  • rear
  • ,
  • set up
  • ,
  • put up

10. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

  • "Arouse pity"
  • "Raise a smile"
  • "Evoke sympathy"
    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • elicit
  • ,
  • enkindle
  • ,
  • kindle
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • provoke

11. Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise

  • "Raise hell"
  • "Raise the roof"
  • "Raise cain"
    synonym:
  • raise

12. Raise in rank or condition

  • "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
    synonym:
  • lift
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • elevate

13. Increase

  • "This will enhance your enjoyment"
  • "Heighten the tension"
    synonym:
  • enhance
  • ,
  • heighten
  • ,
  • raise

14. Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

  • "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"
  • "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"
  • "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
    synonym:
  • promote
  • ,
  • upgrade
  • ,
  • advance
  • ,
  • kick upstairs
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • elevate

15. Cause to puff up with a leaven

  • "Unleavened bread"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • leaven
  • ,
  • prove

16. Bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

    synonym:
  • raise

17. Bet more than the previous player

    synonym:
  • raise

18. Cause to assemble or enlist in the military

  • "Raise an army"
  • "Recruit new soldiers"
    synonym:
  • recruit
  • ,
  • levy
  • ,
  • raise

19. Put forward for consideration or discussion

  • "Raise the question of promotions"
  • "Bring up an unpleasant topic"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • bring up

20. Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth

  • "Raise your `o'"
    synonym:
  • raise

21. Activate or stir up

  • "Raise a mutiny"
    synonym:
  • raise

22. Establish radio communications with

  • "They managed to raise hanoi last night"
    synonym:
  • raise

23. Multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

    synonym:
  • raise

24. Bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project

  • "Raised edges"
    synonym:
  • raise

25. Invigorate or heighten

  • "Lift my spirits"
  • "Lift his ego"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • lift

26. Put an end to

  • "Lift a ban"
  • "Raise a siege"
    synonym:
  • lift
  • ,
  • raise

27. Cause to become alive again

  • "Raise from the dead"
  • "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"
  • "Upraising ghosts"
    synonym:
  • resurrect
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • upraise

Examples of using

He asked for a pay raise.
They can raise your rent.
I want to raise a family.