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Dictionary Definition

raise

Noun

1 the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike" [syn: 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" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise, climb, upgrade] [ant: descent]
3 increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
4 the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up" [syn: lift, heave]

Verb

1 raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
2 raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load" [syn: lift, elevate, get up, bring up] [ant: lower]
3 cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
4 collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
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" [syn: grow, farm, produce]
6 bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: rear, bring up, nurture, parent]
7 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" [syn: conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth]
8 move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: lift]
9 construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: erect, rear, set up, put up] [ant: level]
10 call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, provoke]
11 create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
12 raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty" [syn: lift, elevate]
13 increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension" [syn: enhance, heighten]
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" [syn: promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, elevate] [ant: demote]
15 cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" [syn: leaven, prove]
16 in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
17 bet more than the previous player
18 cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: recruit, levy]
19 put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic" [syn: bring up]
20 pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
21 activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
22 establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
23 multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
24 bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
25 invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego" [syn: lift]
26 put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" [syn: lift]
27 cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts" [syn: resurrect, upraise]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To cause to rise.
    Raise your hand if want to say something.
  2. To collect.
    He raises a lot of money for charity.
  3. To be brought up; to mature
    Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
  4. To respond to an initial bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
    John bet, and Julie raised requiring John to put in more money.
  5. 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.
  6. To exponentiate.
    Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

to cause to rise
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 提高 (tígāo)
  • Dutch: opheffen
  • Finnish: nostaa
  • French: élever
  • German: heben
  • Hungarian: emel, felemel
  • Irish: tóg
  • Italian: alzare
  • Japanese: 上げる (あげる, ageru)
  • Korean: 올리다 (ollida)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: سه‌رخستن
  • Portuguese: levantar
  • Russian: поднимать (podnimát’)
  • Spanish: levantar
  • Swedish: höja
to collect
  • Finnish: kerätä
to be brought up
  • Czech: vychovat
  • Finnish: kasvattaa
  • French: soulever
  • Irish: tóg
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: پێگه‌یشتن, په‌روه‌رده‌ کردن
poker term
  • Finnish: korottaa
to exponentiate

Noun

  1. An increase in wages.
    The boss gave me a raise.
  2. A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
  3. A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
  4. A bet which raised the previous bet.

Derived terms

Translations

increase in wages
  • Danish: lønforhøjelse
  • Finnish: palkankorotus
  • German: Gehaltserhöhung
  • Greek: αύξηση
shoulder excercise
curling term
  • Finnish: kerätä
poker: a raising bet
  • Finnish: korotus

Extensive Definition

A raise or Raise is a term which can have several meanings:
  • Raise (Lake District), the name of the 12th highest mountain in the Lake District on the north-west coast of England
  • Raise borer, a raise is a shaft in a mine which joins two levels by definition mined upwards (raised)
  • Raise, a term used in poker
  • A raise may refer to an increase in salary
  • A term used in magic, meaning: to summon or conjure
  • Raise!, the name of a 1981 album by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Raise (album), the name of a 1991 album by Swervedriver

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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widening, word, write, zenith
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