Meaning of raise

Definition of raise

(noun) the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
(verb) raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
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"
look after a child until it is an adult; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
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"
cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
bet more than the previous player
cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
(noun) an act causing pain or damage
(verb) 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; "raised edges"
invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"

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