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raise

noun (n)

verb (v)

  • raise the level or amount of something (verb.change)
    Example:
    Raise my salary.
    Raise the price of bread.
    source: wordnet30
  • raise from a lower to a higher position (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Raise your hands.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be heard or known; express or utter (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Raise a shout.
    Raise a protest.
    Raise a sad cry.
    source: wordnet30
  • collect funds for a specific purpose (verb.possession)
    Example:
    The President raised several million dollars for his college.
    source: wordnet30
  • cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques (verb.creation)
    Synonym: farm, grow, produce
    Example:
    We raise hogs here.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring up (verb.social)
    Example:
    Raise a family.
    source: wordnet30
  • summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Raise the specter of unemployment.
    source: wordnet30
  • move upwards (verb.motion)
    Synonym: lift
    source: wordnet30
  • construct, build, or erect (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Raise a barn.
    source: wordnet30
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    Raise a smile.
    source: wordnet30
  • create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Raise hell.
    Raise the roof.
    Raise Cain.
    source: wordnet30
  • raise in rank or condition (verb.change)
    Synonym: elevate, lift
    source: wordnet30
  • increase (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • give a promotion to or assign to a higher position (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to puff up with a leaven (verb.motion)
    Synonym: leaven, prove
    source: wordnet30
  • bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • bet more than the previous player (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to assemble or enlist in the military (verb.competition)
    Synonym: levy, recruit
    Example:
    Raise an army.
    source: wordnet30
  • put forward for consideration or discussion (verb.communication)
    Synonym: bring up
    Example:
    Raise the question of promotions.
    source: wordnet30
  • pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Raise your `o'.
    source: wordnet30
  • activate or stir up (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Raise a mutiny.
    source: wordnet30
  • establish radio communications with (verb.communication)
    Example:
    They managed to raise Hanoi last night.
    source: wordnet30
  • multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3 (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project (verb.change)
    Example:
    Raised edges.
    source: wordnet30
  • invigorate or heighten (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • put an end to (verb.change)
    Synonym: end, lift
    Example:
    Raise a siege.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to become alive again (verb.body)
    Synonym: resurrect, upraise
    Example:
    Raise from the dead.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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