Raise - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |reɪz|  American pronunciation of the word raise
Brit.  |reɪz|  British pronunciation of the word raise

noun

- the amount a salary is increased(syn: hike, rise)
- 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)

verb

- raise the level or amount of something
- 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)

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Examples

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.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: raise
he/she/it: raises
present participle: raising
past tense: raised
past participle: raised
noun
singular: raise
plural: raises
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