Definitions for raisereɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raise*reɪz(v.; n.)raised, rais•ing

  1. (v.t.)to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate:

    to raise one's hand.

  2. to set upright.

  3. to cause to rise or stand up; rouse.

  4. to increase the height or vertical measurement of.

  5. to increase in amount:

    to raise rents.

  6. to increase in degree, intensity, pitch, or force:

    to raise one's voice.

  7. to promote the growth or development of; grow or breed:

    to raise corn.

  8. to serve in the capacity of parent to; bring up; rear:

    to raise children.

  9. to present for consideration; put forward:

    to raise a question.

  10. to give rise to; bring about:

    to raise a ripple of applause.

  11. to build; erect:

    to raise a house.

  12. to restore to life:

    to raise the dead.

  13. to stir up:

    to raise a rebellion.

  14. to give vigor to; animate:

    to raise one's spirits.

  15. to advance in rank or position; elevate:

    to raise someone to the peerage.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  16. to assemble or collect:

    to raise an army; to raise money.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  17. to utter (a cry, shout, etc.).

  18. to cause to be heard:

    to raise an alarm.

  19. to make (an issue at law).

    Category: Law

  20. to cause (dough or bread) to rise by expansion and become light, as by the use of yeast.

  21. to increase (the value or price) of a commodity, stock, bond, etc.

  22. to increase (another player's bet) in poker. to bet at a higher level than (a preceding bettor).

    Category: Games

  23. to increase (the bid for a bridge contract) by repeating one's partner's bid at a higher level.

    Category: Games

  24. to alter the articulation of (a vowel sound) by bringing the tongue closer to the palate.

    Category: Phonetics

  25. to increase the amount specified in (a check, money order, etc.) by fraudulent alteration.

  26. to end (a siege) by withdrawing forces or compelling them to withdraw.

    Category: Military

  27. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching it.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  28. to establish communication with by radio:

    to raise headquarters.

    Category: Radio and Television

  29. (v.i.) rise up; arise.

  30. to lift up:

    The window raises easily.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  31. (n.)an increase in amount, as of wages.

  32. the amount of such an increase.

  33. an act or instance of raising, lifting, etc.

  34. a raised or ascending place; rise.

  35. a mining shaft excavated upward from below.

    Category: Mining

    Ref: Compare winze1. 1

* Usage: Although similar in form and meaning, rise and raise differ in grammatical use. raise is almost always used transitively. Its forms are regular: Raise the window. The flag had been raised before we arrived.raise in the intransitive sense “to rise up” is nonstandard: Dough rises (not raises) better in warm temperature.rise is almost exclusively intransitive in its standard uses. Its forms are irregular: My husband rises around seven. The latest he has ever risen is eight. The sun rose in a cloudless sky. In American English a person receives a raise in salary; in British English, a rise . Both raise and rear are used in the U.S. to refer to the upbringing of children. Although raise in this sense is now standard, it was formerly condemned and is still sometimes criticized.

Origin of raise:

1150–1200; ME reisen (v.) < ON reisa, c. OE rǣran to rear2, Go -raisjan; causative v. formed on Gmc base of OE rīsan to rise


Princeton's WordNet

  1. raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase(noun)

    the amount a salary is increased

    "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"

  2. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade(noun)

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

  3. raise(noun)

    increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)

    "I'll see your raise and double it"

  4. lift, raise, heave(verb)

    the act of raising something

    "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

  5. raise(verb)

    raise the level or amount of something

    "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"

  6. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up(verb)

    raise from a lower to a higher position

    "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

  7. raise(verb)

    cause to be heard or known; express or utter

    "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"

  8. raise(verb)

    collect funds for a specific purpose

    "The President raised several million dollars for his college"

  9. grow, raise, farm, produce(verb)

    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"

  10. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

  11. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)

    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"

  12. lift, raise(verb)

    move upwards

    "lift one's eyes"

  13. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up(verb)

    construct, build, or erect

    "Raise a barn"

  14. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

  15. raise(verb)

    create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise

    "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"

  16. lift, raise, elevate(verb)

    raise in rank or condition

    "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

  17. enhance, heighten, raise(verb)


    "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

  18. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate(verb)

    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"

  19. raise, leaven, prove(verb)

    cause to puff up with a leaven

    "unleavened bread"

  20. raise(verb)

    bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

  21. raise(verb)

    bet more than the previous player

  22. recruit, levy, raise(verb)

    cause to assemble or enlist in the military

    "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"

  23. raise, bring up(verb)

    put forward for consideration or discussion

    "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"

  24. raise(verb)

    pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth

    "raise your `o'"

  25. raise(verb)

    activate or stir up

    "raise a mutiny"

  26. raise(verb)

    establish radio communications with

    "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"

  27. raise(verb)

    multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

  28. raise(verb)

    bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project

    "raised edges"

  29. raise, lift(verb)

    invigorate or heighten

    "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"

  30. lift, raise(verb)

    put an end to

    "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"

  31. resurrect, raise, upraise(verb)

    cause to become alive again

    "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. raise(verb)ɪz

    to move sth to a higher position; = lift up

    Raise you arms above your head.; They slowly raised the curtain.

  2. raiseɪz

    to take care of children as they grow; = bring up

    She raised four children by herself.

  3. raiseɪz

    to increase

    The school will be raising tuition next year.

  4. raiseɪz

    to improve

    to raise standards

  5. raiseɪz

    to collect money for a group, goal, etc.

    Last year we raised $10,000 at the auction.

  6. raiseɪz

    to start to talk about; bring up

    I'd like to raise the subject of road safety.

  7. raiseɪz

    to cause to feel or think sth

    Studies have raised doubts about the benefits of taking vitamins.

  8. raiseɪz

    to breed a type of animal or grow a crop

    We raise pigs and goats.

  9. raise(noun)ɪz

    an increase in salary

    His boss just gave him a raise.


  1. raise(Noun)

    An increase in wages or salary; a rise .

    The boss gave me a raise.

  2. raise(Noun)

    A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.

  3. raise(Noun)

    A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.

  4. raise(Noun)

    A bet which increased the previous bet.

  5. raise(Verb)

    To cause to rise.

    Raise your hand if want to say something.

  6. raise(Verb)

    To collect.

    He raises a lot of money for charity.

  7. raise(Verb)

    To bring up; to grow.

  8. raise(Verb)

    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.

  9. raise(Verb)

    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.

  10. raise(Verb)

    To exponentiate, to involute.

    Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.

  11. raise(Verb)

    To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.

  12. raise(Verb)

    To cause (a dead person) to live again, to cause to be undead.

    The magic spell raised the dead!

  13. Origin: From raisen, reisen, from reisa, from raisijanan, causative form of rīsanan, from rei-. Cognate with rasian, risan, ræran. More at rear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raise(verb)

    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

  2. Raise(verb)

    to bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like

  3. Raise(verb)

    to increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace

  4. Raise(verb)

    to elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room

  5. Raise(verb)

    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

  6. Raise(verb)

    to cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse

  7. Raise(verb)

    to rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite

  8. Raise(verb)

    to bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to

  9. Raise(verb)

    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

  10. Raise(verb)

    to form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones

  11. Raise(verb)

    to bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like

  12. Raise(verb)

    to cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle

  13. Raise(verb)

    to bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up

  14. Raise(verb)

    to give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush

  15. Raise(verb)

    to give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up

  16. Raise(verb)

    to bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection

  17. Raise(verb)

    to cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread

  18. Raise(verb)

    to cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light

  19. Raise(verb)

    to let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets

  20. Raise(verb)

    to create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it


  1. Raise

    Raise is a fell in the English Lake District. It stands on the main spine of the Helvellyn range in the Eastern Fells, between Thirlmere and Ullswater.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'raise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1734

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'raise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1644

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'raise' in Verbs Frequency: #114

Anagrams of raise

  1. aesir, Aesir, Æsir, aires, Aries, arise, ERISA, reais

Translations for raise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to move or lift to a high(er) position

Raise your right hand; Raise the flag.

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