Definitions of raise:
  • noun:   increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
    Example: "I'll see your raise and double it"
  • noun:   the amount a salary is increased
    Example: "He got a 3% raise"
  • noun:   the act of raising something
    Example: "Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
  • noun:   an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • verb:   collect funds for a specific purpose
    Example: "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
  • verb:   invigorate or heighten
  • verb:   bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project
    Example: "Raised edges"
  • verb:   multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  • verb:   establish radio communications with
    Example: "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
  • verb:   activate or stir up
    Example: "Raise a mutiny"
  • verb:   cause to be heard or known; express or utter
    Example: "Raise a shout"
  • verb:   pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
    Example: "Raise your `o'"
  • verb:   put forward for consideration or discussion
    Example: "Raise the question of promotions"
  • verb:   bet more than the previous player
  • verb:   in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
  • verb:   raise the level or amount of something
    Example: "Raise my salary"
  • verb:   evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
    Example: "Raise the specter of unemployment"
  • verb:   construct, build, or erect
    Example: "Raise a barn"
  • verb:   create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
    Example: "Raise hell"
  • verb:   raise from a lower to a higher position
    Example: "Raise your hands"
  • verb:   cause to puff up with a leaven
  • verb:   bring up
    Example: "Raise a family"
  • verb:   put an end to
    Example: "Raise a siege"
  • verb:   raise in rank or condition
  • verb:   cause to become alive again
    Example: "Raise from the dead"
  • verb:   cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    Example: "We raise hogs here"
  • verb:   move upwards
  • verb:   increase
  • verb:   cause to assemble or enlist in the military
    Example: "Raise an army"
  • verb:   give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  • verb:   call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    Example: "Raise a smile"

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