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Raise

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Raisev. t. [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of rīsa to rise. See Rise, and cf. Rear to raise.].
  •  To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight.  [1913 Webster]
    "This gentleman came to be raised to great titles."  [1913 Webster]
    "The plate pieces of eight were raised three pence in the piece."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff.  [1913 Webster]
    "They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep."  [1913 Webster]
    "He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind."  [1913 Webster]
    "Æneas . . . employs his pains,
    In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like.  [1913 Webster]
    " In some parts of the United States, notably in the Southern States, raise is also commonly applied to the rearing or bringing up of children."  [1913 Webster]
    "I will raise forts against thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the North."  [1913 Webster]
    "I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "God vouchsafes to raise another world
    From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou shalt not raise a false report."  [1913 Webster]
    "Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.  [1913 Webster]
    "Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.  Burrill.  [1913 Webster]
To raise a blockade (Mil.), 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. -- To raise a check, note, bill of exchange, etc., to increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is specified.<-- or money order --> -- To raise a siege, to relinquish an attempt to take a place by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be relinquished. -- To raise steam, to produce steam of a required pressure. -- To raise the wind, to procure ready money by some temporary expedient. [Colloq.] -- To raise Cain, or To raise the devil, to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble. [Slang]
Syn. -- To lift; exalt; elevate; erect; originate; cause; produce; grow; heighten; aggravate; excite.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Raise, v. & n.
--v.tr.
1 put or take into a higher position.
2 (often foll. by up) cause to rise or stand up or be vertical; set upright.
3 increase the amount or value or strength of (raised their prices).
4 (often foll. by up) construct or build up.
5 levy or collect or bring together (raise money; raise an army).
6 cause to be heard or considered (raise a shout; raise an objection).
7 set going or bring into being; rouse (raise a protest; raise hopes).
8 bring up; educate.
9 breed or grow (raise one's own vegetables).
10 promote to a higher rank.
11 (foll. by to) Math. multiply a quantity to a specified power.
12 cause (bread) to rise with yeast.
13 Cards a bet more than (another player). b increase (a stake). c Bridge make a bid contracting for more tricks in the same suit as (one's partner); increase (a bid) in this way.
14 abandon or force an enemy to abandon (a siege or blockade).
15 remove (a barrier or embargo).
16 cause (a ghost etc.) to appear (opp. LAY(1) 6b).
17 colloq. find (a person etc. wanted).
18 establish contact with (a person etc.) by radio or telephone.
19 (usu. as raised adj.) cause (pastry etc.) to stand without support (a raised pie).
20 Naut. come in sight of (land, a ship, etc.).
21 make a nap on (cloth).
22 extract from the earth.
--n.
1 Cards an increase in a stake or bid (cf. sense 13 of v.).
2 esp. US an increase in salary.

Idiom
raise Cain see CAIN. raised beach Geol. a beach lying above water level owing to changes since its formation. raise the devil colloq. make a disturbance. raise a dust
1 cause turmoil.
2 obscure the truth. raise one's eyebrows see EYEBROW. raise one's eyes see EYE. raise from the dead restore to life. raise one's glass to drink the health of. raise one's hand to make as if to strike (a person). raise one's hat (often foll. by to) remove it momentarily as a gesture of courtesy or respect. raise hell colloq. make a disturbance. raise a laugh cause others to laugh. raise a person's spirits give him or her new courage or cheerfulness. raise one's voice speak, esp. louder. raise the wind Brit. procure money for a purpose.
Derivative
raisable adj.
Etymology
ME f. ON reisa, rel. to REAR(2)

THESAURUS

Raise

Olympian heights, abandon, abet, access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, acculturate, accumulate, accumulation, acme, add to, addition, advance, advancement, aerial heights, agglomerate, aggrandize, aggrandizement, aggregate, aggroup, amass, ameliorate, amend, amplification, amplify, animate, answer, apex, apotheose, apotheosize, appreciation, apprentice, approach, arouse, articulate, ascent, assemble, augment, augmentation, awaken, ballooning, batch, beatify, better, bloat, bloating, blow up, boom, boost, boss, break, break in, breathe, breed, bring about, bring forward, bring together, bring up, broach, broaden, broadening, build, build up, buildup, bulk, bulk out, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, buoy, buoy up, call, call up, call up spirits, canonize, carve, cast, cast up, cause, chase, cheer up, chime, chisel, chorus, christen, civilize, clump, cluster, collect, colligate, collocate, combine, come out with, commandeer, communicate, communicate with, compare, compile, compose, compound, concoct, condition, conglomerate, conjure, conjure up, conjure up spirits, conscript, construct, contact, convene, convert, convey, corral, correspond, create, crescendo, crop, crown, cultivate, culture, cumulate, deify, deliver, detach, detach for service, develop, development, devise, dig up, dilate, discipline, disclose, discontinue, distend, dizzy heights, draft, draw together, dredge up, drill, drive together, dryfarm, edema, edify, educate, elaborate, elate, elevate, elevation, eliminate, emboss, emend, eminence, emit, encourage, engender, enhance, enlarge, enlargement, enlighten, enlist, ennoble, ennoblement, enrich, enroll, enshrine, enthrone, enunciate, erect, escalate, establish, establish connection, ether, evoke, evolve, exalt, exaltation, exercise, exhilarate, expand, expansion, express, extend, extension, extract, extrude, fabricate, farm, fashion, father, fatten, favor, feed, ferment, fetch up, fill out, fit, fling off, float, flood, foment, form, formulate, forward, foster, found, frame, fudge together, gain, garden, gather, gather in, gather together, get, get in, get to, get together, get up, give, give expression, give out with, give rise to, give tongue, give utterance, give voice, glamorize, glorify, go straight, graduate, graduation, greatening, groom, group, grow, growth, gush, harvest, hatch, haul up, heave, heaven, heavens, heft, height, heighten, heights, heist, hike, hike up, hoick, hoist, hold up, house-train, housebreak, huff, immortalize, impart, impress, improve, improve upon, inaugurate, increase, increment, indite, induct, inflate, inflation, initiate, inspire, install, instigate, institute, interrogate, introduce, invigorate, invoke, jack up, jerk up, join, jump, jump up, juxtapose, keep, kick upstairs, knight, knighting, knock up, lard, launch, leap, leaven, lengthen, let out, levitate, levy, lick into shape, lift, lift up, lionize, lip, list, lob, loft, lump together, machine, magnify, maintain connection, make, make advances, make an improvement, make contact with, make legendary, make overtures, make up, make up to, manufacture, mass, match, mature, maximize, meliorate, mend, mention, mill, mine, mobilize, mold, moot, mother, mounting, multiplication, muster, muster in, nurse, nurture, obtain, occasion, open, originate, out with, pair, parent, parlay, partner, pass, passing, patch together, pay raise, perk up, phonate, phrase, pick up, piece together, pique, pitch, plant, pour forth, practice, prefabricate, prefer, preferment, prepare, present, press, process, produce, productiveness, proliferation, promote, promotion, prompt, pronounce, propagate, provoke, puff, puff up, pull together, pull up, pump, pump up, put forth, put forward, put in motion, put in tune, put in words, put to school, put together, put up, pyramid, question, quicken, raise aloft, raise ghosts, raise up, rake up, rally, ranch, rarefy, reach, ready, rear, rear aloft, rear up, recruit, refine, refine upon, reform, rehearse, relate to, relieve, remove, reply to, respond to, ridge, ring in, rise, rising ground, round up, rouse, run, run up, saint, sanctify, say, scrape together, send to school, set, set agoing, set astir, set forth, set in motion, set on foot, set up, shape, sharecrop, shout, sign on, sign up, sky, smelt, snowballing, socialize, solicit, sound, spread, stand upright, start going, start up, steep, stick up, stimulate, stir, stir up, straighten out, stratosphere, stretch, sufflate, suggest, summon, summon spirits, surge, swell, swelling, take in hand, take up, tell, terminate, thicken, throne, throw off, throw up, train, transfigure, transform, tumescence, turn on, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upgrade, upgrading, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upping, upraise, uprear, upright, uprise, upsurge, upswing, upthrow, uptrend, upturn, usher in, utter, vantage ground, vantage point, verbalize, vitalize, vivify, vocalize, voice, wake up, waken, waxing, whip in, whisper, whomp up, widen, widening, word, write, zenith

ROGET THESAURUS

Raise

Increase

VB increase, augment, add to, enlarge, dilate, grow, wax, get ahead, gain strength, advance, run up, shoot up, rise, ascend, sprout, aggrandize, raise, exalt, deepen, heighten, strengthen, intensify, enhance, magnify, redouble, aggravate, exaggerate, exasperate, exacerbate, add fuel to the flame, oleum addere camino, superadd, spread.

Production

VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.

Excitation

VB excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect, stir the blood, fire the blood, warm the blood, set astir, wake, awake, awaken, call forth, evoke, provoke, raise up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up, raise, get up the steam, rouse, arouse, stir, fire, kindle, enkindle, apply the torch, set on fire, inflame, stimulate, exsuscitate, inspirit, spirit up, stir up, work up, pique, infuse life into, give new life to, bring new blood, introduce new blood, quicken, sharpen, whet, work upon, hurry on, give a fillip, put on one's mettle, fan the fire, fan the flame, blow the coals, stir the embers, fan into a flame, foster, heat, warm, foment, raise to a fever heat, keep up, keep the pot boiling, revive, rekindle, rake up, rip up, stir the feelings, play on the feelings, come home to the feelings, touch a string, touch a chord, touch the soul, touch the heart, go to one's heart, penetrate, pierce, go through one, touch to the quick, possess the soul, pervade the soul, penetrate the soul, imbrue the soul, absorb the soul, affect the soul, disturb the soul, absorb, rivet the attention, sink into the mind, sink into the heart, prey on the mind, distract, intoxicate, overwhelm, overpower, bouleverser, upset, turn one's head, fascinate, enrapture, agitate, perturb, ruffle, fluster, shake, disturb, startle, shock, stagger, give one a shock, give one a turn, strike all of a heap, stun, astound, electrify, galvanize, petrify, irritate, sting, cut to the heart, cut to the quick, try one's temper, fool to the top of one's bent, pique, infuriate, madden, make one's blood boil, lash into fury, be excited, flush up, flare up, catch the infection, thrill, mantle, work oneself up, seethe, boil, simmer, foam, fume, flame, rage, rave, run mad.

Convexity

VB be prominent, project, bulge, protrude, pout, bouge, bunch, jut out, stand out, stick out, poke out, stick up, bristle up, start up, cock up, shoot up, swell over, hang over, bend over, beetle, render prominent, raise, emboss, chase, belly out.

Ascent

VB ascend, rise, mount, arise, uprise, go up, get up, work one's way up, start up, shoot up, go into orbit, float up, bubble up, aspire, climb, clamber, ramp, scramble, escalade, surmount, shin, shinny, shinney, scale, scale the heights, raise, elevate, go aloft, fly aloft, tower, soar, take off, spring up, pop up, jump up, catapult upwards, explode upwards, hover, spire, plane, swim, float, surge, leap.

Elevation

VB heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect, set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up, rear, hoist, heave, uplift, upraise, uprear, upbear, upcast, uphoist, upheave, buoy, weigh mount, give a lift, exalt, sublimate, place on a pedestal, set on a pedestal, escalate 102, take up, drag up, fish up, dredge, stand up, rise up, get up, jump up, spring to one's feet, hold oneself, hold one's head up, drawn oneself up to his full height.


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