raise (Meaning)

Wordnet

raise (n)

the amount a salary is increased

an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)

the act of raising something

Wordnet

raise (v)

raise the level or amount of something

raise from a lower to a higher position

cause to be heard or known; express or utter

collect funds for a specific purpose

cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

look after a child until it is an adult

summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

move upwards

construct, build, or erect

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise

raise in rank or condition

increase

give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

cause to puff up with a leaven

bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

bet more than the previous player

cause to assemble or enlist in the military

put forward for consideration or discussion

pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth

activate or stir up

establish radio communications with

multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project

invigorate or heighten

put an end to

cause to become alive again

Webster

raise (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.

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.

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.

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.

To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.

To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.

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.

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.

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.

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 cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.

To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up.

To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.

To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.

To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.

To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.

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, tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.

To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.

raise Sentence Examples

  1. The teacher raised her voice to speak over the clamor.
  2. The heavy lifter managed to raise the barbell over his head.
  3. The raising of taxes caused an uproar among the citizens.
  4. The new discovery raised questions about the nature of the universe.
  5. The student raised their hand to ask a question.
  6. The farmer raised a flock of chickens.
  7. The company is raising funds for its new project.
  8. The rising tide raised the water level along the coast.
  9. The child was raised by a single mother.
  10. The issues raised at the meeting will be addressed in the next session.

FAQs About the word raise

the amount a salary is increased, an upward slope or grade (as in a road), increasing the size of a bet (as in poker), the act of raising something, raise the l

uplift,lift, hoist, elevate, up, heave, uphold, crane, rise, heighten

push, descend, fall, drop, fall, push, lower,lower, drop, descend

The teacher raised her voice to speak over the clamor.

The heavy lifter managed to raise the barbell over his head.

The raising of taxes caused an uproar among the citizens.

The new discovery raised questions about the nature of the universe.