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Definition 1: the act of raising something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he responded with a lift of his eyebrow
  • fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

Definition 2: increasing the size of a bet (as in poker) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll see your raise and double it

(raise is a kind of ...) a risky act or venture

(... is a kind of raise ) raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2

"I decided his double was a bluff"

(raise belongs to category ...) any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand

Definition 3: the amount a salary is increased - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a 3% raise
  • he got a wage hike

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) the amount by which something increases

"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

Definition 4: an upward slope or grade (as in a road) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car couldn't make it up the rise

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

(... is a kind of raise ) the upward slope of a hill

Definition 5: cause to become alive again - [verb of body]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise from the dead
  • Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
  • Upraising ghosts

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) cause to regain consciousness

"The doctors revived the comatose man"

(raise has a similar meaning as ...) return from the dead

"Christ is risen!" "The dead are to uprise"

Definition 6: increase - [verb of change]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This will enhance your enjoyment
  • heighten the tension

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) make more intense, stronger, or more marked

"The efforts were intensified" "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her" "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness" "This event only deepened my convictions"

(... is a kind of raise ) increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)

"potentiate the drug"

Definition 7: raise the level or amount of something - [verb of change]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise my salary
  • raise the price of bread

(raise is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of raise ) increase or raise

"OPEC bumped up the price of oil"

Definition 8: raise in rank or condition - [verb of change]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new law lifted many people from poverty

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise the status of

"I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise in rank, character, or status

"exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"

Definition 9: invigorate or heighten - [verb of change]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift my spirits
  • lift his ego

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Definition 10: put an end to - [verb of change]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift a ban
  • raise a siege

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 11: bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project - [verb of change]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raised edges

(raise is a kind of ...) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

"This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

Definition 12: multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3 - [verb of cognition]

(raise is a kind of ...) combine by multiplication

"multiply 10 by 15"

(raise belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Definition 13: cause to be heard or known; express or utter - [verb of communication]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise a shout
  • raise a protest
  • raise a sad cry

(raise is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

(... is a kind of raise ) bring forward for consideration

"The case was called up in court"

Definition 14: put forward for consideration or discussion - [verb of communication]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise the question of promotions
  • bring up an unpleasant topic

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) make reference to

"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Definition 15: activate or stir up - [verb of communication]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise a mutiny

(raise is a kind of ...) provoke or stir up

"incite a riot" "set off great unrest among the people"

Definition 16: establish radio communications with - [verb of communication]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They managed to raise Hanoi last night

(raise is a kind of ...) be in or establish communication with

"Our advertisements reach millions" "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

(raise belongs to category ...) medium for communication

Definition 17: pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth - [verb of communication]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise your `o'

(raise is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Definition 18: cause to assemble or enlist in the military - [verb of competition]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise an army
  • recruit new soldiers

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) engage somebody to enter the army

Definition 19: bet more than the previous player - [verb of competition]

(raise is a kind of ...) stake on the outcome of an issue

"I bet $100 on that new horse" "She played all her money on the dark horse"

(raise belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 20: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level - [verb of competition]

(raise is a kind of ...) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

"He called his trump"

(raise belongs to category ...) any of various card games based on whist for four players

Definition 21: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic - [verb of creation]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively

"clicking on the icon calls up the program" "the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas" "running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood"

(... is a kind of raise ) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

"The bad witch cursed the child"

(... is a kind of raise ) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

(raise has a similar meaning as ...) evoke or provoke to appear or occur

"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

Definition 22: construct, build, or erect - [verb of creation]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise a barn

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(raise belongs to category ...) the act of constructing something

"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

Definition 23: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques - [verb of creation]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
  • They produce good ham in Parma
  • We grow wheat here
  • We raise hogs here

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) foster the growth of

(... is a kind of raise ) bear (a crop)

"this land does not carry olives"

(... is a kind of raise ) produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted

(... is a kind of raise ) raise

"She keeps a few chickens in the yard" "he keeps bees"

(raise belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 24: create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise - [verb of creation]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise hell
  • raise the roof
  • raise Cain

(raise is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 25: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of raise ) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

(... is a kind of raise ) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

(... is a kind of raise ) cause to be ashamed

(... is a kind of raise ) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of raise ) make angry

"The news angered him"

(... is a kind of raise ) arouse or elicit a feeling

(... is a kind of raise ) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of raise ) arouse or excite feelings and passions

"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

(... is a kind of raise ) to cause a sharp emotional pain

"The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

(... is a kind of raise ) arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way

"His new car has infatuated him" "love has infatuated her"

(... is a kind of raise ) arouse again

"rekindle hopes" "rekindle her love"

(... is a kind of raise ) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans" "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

(... is a kind of raise ) increase the likelihood of

"ask for trouble" "invite criticism"

(... is a kind of raise ) evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

"this writer strikes a chord with young women" "The storyteller touched a chord"

(... is a kind of raise ) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Definition 26: raise from a lower to a higher position - [verb of motion]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise your hands
  • Lift a load

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of raise ) cause to rise

"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

(... is a kind of raise ) elevate onto skids

(... is a kind of raise ) raise on or as if on a pinnacle

"He did not want to be pinnacled"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

(... is a kind of raise ) cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

(... is a kind of raise ) increase the height of

"The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

(... is a kind of raise ) increase

"The landlord hiked up the rents"

(... is a kind of raise ) take and lift upward

(... is a kind of raise ) raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

"underlay the plate"

(... is a kind of raise ) cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity

"The magician levitated the woman"

(... is a kind of raise ) cause to rise up

(... is a kind of raise ) lift with a special device

"jack up the car so you can change the tire"

(... is a kind of raise ) lift onto one's shoulders

(... is a kind of raise ) cause to rise by kicking

"kick up dust"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise with a line

"trice a window shade"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise

"hoist the flags" "hoist a sail"

(... is a kind of raise ) move from one place to another by lifting

"They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

(raise causes ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Definition 27: cause to puff up with a leaven - [verb of motion]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unleavened bread

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

(raise causes ...) increase in volume

"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

Definition 28: move upwards - [verb of motion]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift one's eyes

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(raise causes ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Definition 29: collect funds for a specific purpose - [verb of possession]

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President raised several million dollars for his college

(raise is a kind of ...) call for and obtain payment of

"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" "he collected the rent"

(... is a kind of raise ) raise money for a cause or project

"We are fundraising for AIDS research"

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise a family
  • bring up children

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of raise ) feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

(... is a kind of raise ) bring up from infancy

(... is a kind of raise ) bring up under fosterage; of children

(raise causes ...) become an adult

Samples where raise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for raise in the sense of this definition

(raise is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of raise ) give life-time employment to

"She was tenured after she published her book"

(... is a kind of raise ) promote from a lower position or rank

"This player was brought up to the major league"

(... is a kind of raise ) promote on the spot

"Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"

(... is a kind of raise ) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

(... is a kind of raise ) promote over another

"he favors his second daughter"

(... is a kind of raise ) promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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