Pronunciation: rāz
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Raised (rāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.]
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.
2.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.
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.
3.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.
3.To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
3.To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like.
4.To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
4.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.
Æneas . . . employs his pains,
In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.
- Dryden.
4.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. xxix. 3.
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 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.
5.To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like.
5.(Naut.) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.
6.To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.
6.(Law) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.
To raise a blockade
(Mil.) 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
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
to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble.
7.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.
8.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.
9.To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.
- Dryden.
10.To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
Noun1.Raiseraise - the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
2.Raiseraise - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
3.raise - increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
4.raise - the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
Synonyms: heave, lift
Verb1.raise - raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
2.raise - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
bring down, let down, lower, take down, get down - move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf"
3.raise - cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
4.raise - collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
5.raise - 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"
Synonyms: farm, produce, grow
6.raise - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
7.raise - evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
8.raise - move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
Synonyms: lift
9.raise - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
Synonyms: erect, put up, set up, rear
pull down, rase, raze, dismantle, tear down, level, take down - tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
10.raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
11.raise - create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
12.raise - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
Synonyms: elevate, lift
13.raise - increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
Synonyms: enhance, heighten
14.raise - 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"
15.raise - cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
Synonyms: leaven, prove
16.raise - in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
17.raise - bet more than the previous player
18.raise - cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
Synonyms: levy, recruit
19.raise - put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
Synonyms: bring up
20.raise - pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
21.raise - activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
22.raise - establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
23.raise - multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
24.raise - bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
25.raise - invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
Synonyms: lift
26.raise - put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
Synonyms: lift
27.raise - cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
Synonyms: resurrect, upraise
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Translate Raise to Spanish, Translate Raise to German, Translate Raise to French
rainy day
rainy season
-- Raise --
raise hell
raise the roof
raise up
Raised beach
raised doughnut
Raised table
raisin bran
raisin bread
raisin cookie
raisin moth
Raisin tree
raisin-nut cookie
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