Definition of Raise

1. Noun. The amount a salary is increased. "He got a wage hike"

Exact synonyms: Hike, Rise, Salary Increase, Wage Hike, Wage Increase
Generic synonyms: Increase, Increment
Derivative terms: Hike

2. Verb. Raise the level or amount of something. "Raise the price of bread"
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Bump Up

3. Noun. An upward slope or grade (as in a road). "The car couldn't make it up the rise"
Exact synonyms: Acclivity, Ascent, Climb, Rise, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Uphill
Derivative terms: Acclivitous, Ascend, Climb, Climb
Antonyms: Descent

4. Verb. Raise from a lower to a higher position. "The men raise the chairs"; "Lift a load"

5. Noun. Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker). "I'll see your raise and double it"
Category relationships: Poker, Poker Game
Generic synonyms: Gamble
Specialized synonyms: Double, Doubling

6. Verb. Cause to be heard or known; express or utter. "Raise a sad cry"
Generic synonyms: Express, Give Tongue To, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Specialized synonyms: Bring Forward, Call Up

7. Noun. The act of raising something. "Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
Exact synonyms: Heave, Lift
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Derivative terms: Heave, Lift, Lift, Lift

8. Verb. Collect funds for a specific purpose. "They raise the money "; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
Specialized synonyms: Fund Raise, Fund-raise, Fundraise
Generic synonyms: Collect, Take In

9. Verb. Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques. "They raise the animals"; "We raise hogs here"
Exact synonyms: Farm, Grow, Produce
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Specialized synonyms: Carry, Overproduce, Keep
Generic synonyms: Cultivate
Derivative terms: Farm, Farmer, Farming, Grower, Growth, Produce, Raiser

10. Verb. Bring up. "Bring up children"
Exact synonyms: Bring Up, Nurture, Parent, Rear
Specialized synonyms: Fledge, Cradle, Foster
Causes: Grow Up
Derivative terms: Nurture, Nurture, Parent, Parentage, Parentage, Parentage, Raising, Rearing, Rearing

11. Verb. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. "Call down the spirits from the mountain"

12. Verb. Move upwards. "Lift one's eyes"
Exact synonyms: Lift
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Causes: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Lift, Raising

13. Verb. Construct, build, or erect. "Raise a barn"
Exact synonyms: Erect, Put Up, Rear, Set Up
Category relationships: Building, Construction
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make
Derivative terms: Erecting, Erection, Erection
Antonyms: Level

14. Verb. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). "Evoke sympathy"

15. Verb. Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise. "Raise Cain"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

16. Verb. Raise in rank or condition. "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
Exact synonyms: Elevate, Lift
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Dignify, Exalt
Derivative terms: Elevation, Elevation

17. Verb. Increase. "Heighten the tension"
Exact synonyms: Enhance, Heighten
Generic synonyms: Compound, Deepen, Heighten, Intensify
Specialized synonyms: Potentiate
Derivative terms: Enhancive

18. Verb. Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position. "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
Exact synonyms: Advance, Elevate, Kick Upstairs, Promote, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Specialized synonyms: Tenure, Bring Up, Spot Promote, Ennoble, Entitle, Gentle, Favor, Favour, Prefer, Brevet
Derivative terms: Advancement, Elevation, Elevation, Promotion
Antonyms: Demote

19. Verb. Cause to puff up with a leaven. "They raise more bread"; "Unleavened bread"
Exact synonyms: Leaven, Prove
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift
Causes: Prove, Rise
Derivative terms: Leaven

20. Verb. Bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level.
Category relationships: Bridge
Generic synonyms: Bid, Call
Derivative terms: Raiser

21. Verb. Bet more than the previous player.
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Bet, Play, Wager

22. Verb. Cause to assemble or enlist in the military. "Recruit new soldiers"
Exact synonyms: Levy, Recruit
Generic synonyms: Draft, Enlist, Muster In
Derivative terms: Levy, Recruit, Recruit, Recruiter, Recruitment

23. Verb. Put forward for consideration or discussion. "Bring up an unpleasant topic"
Exact synonyms: Bring Up
Generic synonyms: Advert, Bring Up, Cite, Mention, Name, Refer

24. Verb. Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth. "Raise your `o'"

25. Verb. Activate or stir up. "Raise a mutiny"
Generic synonyms: Incite, Instigate, Set Off, Stir Up

26. Verb. Establish radio communications with. "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
Category relationships: Radio, Radiocommunication, Wireless
Generic synonyms: Contact, Get Hold Of, Get Through, Reach

27. Verb. Multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3.
Category relationships: Arithmetic
Generic synonyms: Multiply

28. Verb. Bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project. "Raised edges"
Generic synonyms: Bring Out, Set Off

29. Verb. Invigorate or heighten. "Lift his ego"
Exact synonyms: Lift
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate

30. Verb. Put an end to. "Raise a siege"
Exact synonyms: Lift
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate

31. Verb. Cause to become alive again. "Upraising ghosts"
Exact synonyms: Resurrect, Upraise
Generic synonyms: Resuscitate, Revive
Related verbs: Resurrect, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Resurrection

Definition of Raise

1. v. t. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight.

Definition of Raise

1. Verb. To cause to rise. ¹

2. Verb. To collect. ¹

3. Verb. To bring up; to grow. ¹

4. Verb. (poker intransitive) To respond to a bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand. ¹

5. Verb. (legal) To create; to constitute (a ''use'', or a beneficial interest in property). ¹

6. Verb. (arithmetic) To exponentiate, to involute. ¹

7. Verb. (linguistics transitive of a verb) To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To cause (a dead person) to live again, to cause to be undead. ¹

9. Noun. (American English) An increase in wages or salary; a rise (qualifier UK). ¹

10. Noun. (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance. ¹

11. Noun. (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward. ¹

12. Noun. (poker) A bet which increased the previous bet. ¹

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Definition of Raise

1. to move to a higher position [v RAISED, RAISING, RAISES] : RAISABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Raise

1. 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight. Hence, figuratively: To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like. "This gentleman came to be raised to great titles." (Clarendon) "The plate pieces of eight were raised three pence in the piece." (Sir W. Temple) To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace. To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room. 2. To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff. Hence: To cause to spring up from recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse. "They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep." (Job xiv. 12) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite. "He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind." (Ps. Cvii. 25) "aeneas . . . Employs his pains, In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains." (Dryden) To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to. "Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?" (Acts xxvi. 8) 3. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like. Hence, specifically: To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones. "I will raise forts against thee." (Isa. Xxxix. 3) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like. "To raise up a rent." To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle. "He raised sheep." "He raised wheat where none grew before." In some parts of the United States, notably in the Southern States, raise in also commonly applied to the rearing or bringing up of children. "I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the North." (Paulding) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; often with up. "I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee." (Deut. Xviii. 18) "God vouchsafes to raise another world From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget." (Milton) To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush. "Thou shalt not raise a false report." (Ex. Xxiii. 1) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up. "Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry." (Dryden) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection. 4. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread. "Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste." (Spectator) 5. To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light. To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. E, Let go tacks and sheets. 6. To create or constitute; as, to raise a use that is, to create it. To raise a blockade, to remove or break up a blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them. To raise a check, note, bill of exchange, etc, to increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is specified. To raise a siege, to relinquish an attempt to take a place by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be relinquished. To raise steam, to produce steam of a required pressure. To raise the wind, to procure ready money by some temporary expedient. To raise Cain, or To raise the devil, to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble. Synonym: To lift, exalt, elevate, erect, originate, cause, produce, grow, heighten, aggravate, excite. Origin: OE. Reisen, Icel. Reisa, causative of risa to rise. See Rise, and cf. Rear to raise. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Raise

rainy day
rainy days
rainy season
rainy seasons
raise (current term)
raise Cain
raise a hand
raise a stink
raise borer
raise eyebrows
raise hell
raise one's hand
raise someone's consciousness
raise someone's hackles
raise the bar
raise the flag and see who salutes
raise the roof
raise the spectre
raise the stakes

Literary usage of Raise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... and Gratiano both raise hands with rings, and say, "By Heaven!" then cross hands over several times to each other, to make sure. ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER XII Why the 'Americans raise Some Monuments so Insignificant, and Others so Important I HAVE just observed, that in democratic ages monuments of the ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER XII Why the 'Americans raise Some Monuments so Insignificant, and Others so Important T HAVE just observed, that in democratic ages monuments I of ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"Charles Edward was forced, much against his will, to raise the siege and retire to the highlands. The duke entered Stirling on 2 Feb. and Perth on the Oth. ..."

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