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]
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]
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]
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"
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]
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]
- To cause to rise.
- Raise your hand if want to say something.
- To collect.
- He raises a lot of money for charity.
- To be brought up; to mature
- Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
- 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.
- To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in
- There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use.
- To exponentiate.
- Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.
to cause to rise
- Finnish: kerätä
to be brought up
- Czech: vychovat
- Finnish: kasvattaa
- French: soulever
- Irish: tóg
- Sorani: پێگهیشتن, پهروهرده کردن
- Finnish: korottaa
- Czech: umocnit
- Swedish: upphöja
increase in wages
- Danish: lønforhøjelse
- Finnish: palkankorotus
- German: Gehaltserhöhung
- Greek: αύξηση
- Finnish: nosto
- Spanish: levantamiento
- Finnish: kerätä
poker: a raising bet
- Finnish: korotus
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
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