raise (raises, present participle raising; past and past participle raised)
- (physical) To cause to rise; to lift or elevate.
- to raise your hand if you want to say something; to raise your walking stick to defend yourself
- To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect.
- to raise a wall, or a heap of stones
- To cause something to come to the surface of the sea.
- The ship was raised ten years after it had sunk.
- (nautical) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it.
- to raise Sandy Hook light
- To make (bread, etc.) light, as by yeast or leaven.
- (figurative) To cause (a dead person) to live again; to resurrect.
- The magic spell raised the dead from their graves!
- (military) To remove or break up (a blockade), either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
- (military, transitive) To relinquish (a siege), or cause this to be done.
- (transitive) To create, increase or develop.
- We need to raise the motivation level in the company.
- to raise the quality of the products; to raise the price of goods; to raise (increase) taxes
- To collect or amass.
- to raise a lot of money for charity; to raise troops
- To bring up; to grow; to promote.
- We visited a farm where they raise chickens.
- Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
- to raise somebody to office
- To mention (a question, issue) for discussion.
- A few important questions were raised after the attack.
- (legal) To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in property).
- There should be some consideration (i.e., payment or exchange) to raise a use.
- To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear.
- Starting in January we will raise (introduce) taxes on all tobacco substitutes and vaping accessories.
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- God voutsafes to raise another World From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
- To establish contact with (e.g., by telephone or radio).
- Despite all the call congestion, she was eventually able to raise the police.
- (poker, intransitive) To respond to a bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
- John bet, and Julie raised, requiring John to put in more money.
- (arithmetic) To exponentiate, to involute.
- Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.
- (linguistics, transitive, of a verb) To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.
- (linguistics, transitive, of a vowel) To produce a vowel with the tongue positioned closer to the roof of the mouth.
- To increase the nominal value of (a cheque, money order, etc.) by fraudulently changing the writing or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
- (computing) To throw (an exception).
- A division by zero will raise an exception.
- (to cause to rise) lift
- French: élever, lever, ériger
- German: heben, anheben, hochziehen, aufgehen, aufrichten, bauen, bergen, erheben, sich erheben lassen, erhöhen, hochheben, aufrichten, aufschütten, errichten, abheben, aufstocken, hochziehen, aufziehen, heraufsetzen, emporheben, lüpfen, aufheben, hochfahren, hochschrauben, lüften, hochsetzen, aufgehen lassen, ansteigen lassen
- Italian: alzare, levare
- Portuguese: levantar, alçar
- Russian: поднима́ть
- Spanish: levantar, alzar
- German: sich erheben lassen, ins Leben zurückbringen, wiederbeleben
- French: ressusciter
- Russian: воскреша́ть
- French: lever
- German: sammeln, einsammeln, erheben, aufbringen, einwerben, zusammenbekommen, zusammenkriegen
- Portuguese: arrecadar
- Spanish: juntar
- French: élever
- German: großziehen, erziehen, aufziehen, heranziehen, anbauen
- Portuguese: criar
- Russian: выра́щивать
- Spanish: criar
- Russian: рейз
- French: élever
raise (plural raises)
- (US) An increase in wages or salary; a rise (UK).
- The boss gave me a raise.
- (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
- (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
- (poker) A bet that increases the previous bet.
- French: augmentation
- German: Gehaltserhöhung, Erhöhung
- Portuguese: aumento
- Russian: прибавка
- Spanish: aumento
raise (plural raises)