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  • the act of raising something
    • he responded with a lift of his eyebrow
    • fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up
  • increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
    • I'll see your raise and double it
  • an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • the amount a salary is increased
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • cause to become alive again
    • raise from the dead
    • Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
    • Upraising ghosts
  • put an end to
    • lift a ban
    • raise a siege
  • invigorate or heighten
    • lift my spirits
    • lift his ego
  • bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
    • raised edges
  • multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  • establish radio communications with
    • They managed to raise Hanoi last night
  • activate or stir up
    • raise a mutiny
  • pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
    • raise your `o'
  • put forward for consideration or discussion
    • raise the question of promotions
    • bring up an unpleasant topic
  • cause to assemble or enlist in the military
    • raise an army
    • recruit new soldiers
  • bet more than the previous player
  • bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
  • cause to puff up with a leaven
    • unleavened bread
  • 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
  • increase
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • raise in rank or condition
    • The new law lifted many people from poverty
  • create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
    • raise hell
    • raise the roof
    • raise Cain
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • construct, build, or erect
    • Raise a barn
  • move upwards
    • lift one's eyes
  • summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • bring up
    • raise a family
    • bring up children
  • 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
  • collect funds for a specific purpose
    • The President raised several million dollars for his college
  • cause to be heard or known; express or utter
    • raise a shout
    • raise a protest
    • raise a sad cry
  • raise from a lower to a higher position
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load
  • raise the level or amount of something
    • raise my salary
    • raise the price of bread
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