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Dictionary definition for: Raise

1. (n) the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise" "he got a wage hike"

2. (v) raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary" "raise the price of bread"

3. (n) an upward slope or grade (as in a road) "the car couldn''t make it up the rise"

4. (v) raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

5. (n) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker) "I''ll see your raise and double it"

6. (v) cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout" "raise a protest" "raise a sad cry"

7. (n) the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

8. (v) collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"

9. (v) 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"

10. (v) bring up; "raise a family" "bring up children"

11. (v) 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"

12. (v) move upwards; "lift one''s eyes"

13. (v) construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"

14. (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) "arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

15. (v) create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell" "raise the roof" "raise Cain"

16. (v) raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

17. (v) increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment" "heighten the tension"

18. (v) 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"

19. (v) cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"

20. (v) in bridge: bid (one''s partner''s suit) at a higher level

21. (v) bet more than the previous player

22. (v) cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"

23. (v) put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

24. (v) pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your "o"

25. (v) activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"

26. (v) establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"

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

28. (v) bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"

29. (v) invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits" "lift his ego"

30. (v) put an end to; "lift a ban" "raise a siege"

31. (v) cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead" "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected" "Upraising ghosts"

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