Raise - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an upward slope or grade (as in a road) (syn: acclivity, ascent, climb, rise, upgrade)
- increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
- the act of raising something (syn: heave, lift)
- raise from a lower to a higher position (syn: elevate, lift)
- cause to be heard or known; express or utter
- collect funds for a specific purpose
- cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques (syn: farm, grow, produce)
- look after a child until it is an adult (syn: nurture, parent, rear)
- summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (syn: arouse, conjure, evoke, invoke, stir)
- construct, build, or erect
- call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
- raise in rank or condition
- give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
- cause to puff up with a leaven
- bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
- bet more than the previous player
- cause to assemble or enlist in the military
- put forward for consideration or discussion
- pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
- activate or stir up
- establish radio communications with
- 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
- invigorate or heighten
- put an end to
- cause to become alive again
Raise your hand if you know the answer.
Raise your arms above your head.
He raised his head and looked around.
She raised her eyes from her book and stared at him.
He raised the cup to his lips and drank.
I raised the lid and peeked inside.
Let's raise the windows and get some fresh air in here.
We raised the flag to the top of the pole.
I carefully raised her to a sitting position.
She raised herself onto her knees.
...the school board approved a raise in the maximum family income for students qualifying for reduced-price lunches...
Raise your hands up straight so that I can count them.
Any worker who makes a useful suggestion to the firm will be raised to a higher position.
I'm proud of having raised these bushes from seed.
I should know my own son, I've raised him from a baby.
present participle: raising
past tense: raised
past participle: raised