Definitions for raisereɪz
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word raise
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
raise*reɪz(v.; n.)raised, rais•ing
(v.t.)to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate:
to raise one's hand.
to set upright.
to cause to rise or stand up; rouse.
to increase the height or vertical measurement of.
to increase in amount:
to raise rents.
to increase in degree, intensity, pitch, or force:
to raise one's voice.
to promote the growth or development of; grow or breed:
to raise corn.
to serve in the capacity of parent to; bring up; rear:
to raise children.
to present for consideration; put forward:
to raise a question.
to give rise to; bring about:
to raise a ripple of applause.
to build; erect:
to raise a house.
to restore to life:
to raise the dead.
to stir up:
to raise a rebellion.
to give vigor to; animate:
to raise one's spirits.
to advance in rank or position; elevate:
to raise someone to the peerage.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to assemble or collect:
to raise an army; to raise money.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to utter (a cry, shout, etc.).
to cause to be heard:
to raise an alarm.
to make (an issue at law).
to cause (dough or bread) to rise by expansion and become light, as by the use of yeast.
to increase (the value or price) of a commodity, stock, bond, etc.
to increase (another player's bet) in poker. to bet at a higher level than (a preceding bettor).
to increase (the bid for a bridge contract) by repeating one's partner's bid at a higher level.
to alter the articulation of (a vowel sound) by bringing the tongue closer to the palate.
to increase the amount specified in (a check, money order, etc.) by fraudulent alteration.
to end (a siege) by withdrawing forces or compelling them to withdraw.
to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching it.
Category: Nautical, Navy
to establish communication with by radio:
to raise headquarters.
Category: Radio and Television
(v.i.)Nonstandard.to rise up; arise.
to lift up:
The window raises easily.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(n.)an increase in amount, as of wages.
the amount of such an increase.
an act or instance of raising, lifting, etc.
a raised or ascending place; rise.
a mining shaft excavated upward from below.
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
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"
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"
increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
"I'll see your raise and double it"
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"
raise the level or amount of something
"raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up(verb)
raise from a lower to a higher position
"Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
cause to be heard or known; express or utter
"raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
collect funds for a specific purpose
"The President raised several million dollars for his college"
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"
rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)
"raise a family"; "bring up children"
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"
"lift one's eyes"
raise, erect, rear, set up, put up(verb)
construct, build, or erect
"Raise a barn"
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
"arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
"raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
lift, raise, elevate(verb)
raise in rank or condition
"The new law lifted many people from poverty"
enhance, heighten, raise(verb)
"This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
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"
raise, leaven, prove(verb)
cause to puff up with a leaven
bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
bet more than the previous player
recruit, levy, raise(verb)
cause to assemble or enlist in the military
"raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
raise, bring up(verb)
put forward for consideration or discussion
"raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
"raise your `o'"
activate or stir up
"raise a mutiny"
establish radio communications with
"They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
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
"lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
put an end to
"lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
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
to move sth to a higher position; = lift up
Raise you arms above your head.; They slowly raised the curtain.
to take care of children as they grow; = bring up
She raised four children by herself.
The school will be raising tuition next year.
to raise standards
to collect money for a group, goal, etc.
Last year we raised $10,000 at the auction.
to start to talk about; bring up
I'd like to raise the subject of road safety.
to cause to feel or think sth
Studies have raised doubts about the benefits of taking vitamins.
to breed a type of animal or grow a crop
We raise pigs and goats.
an increase in salary
His boss just gave him a raise.
An increase in wages or salary; a rise .
The boss gave me a raise.
A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
A bet which increased the previous bet.
To cause to rise.
Raise your hand if want to say something.
He raises a lot of money for charity.
To bring up; to grow.
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.
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.
To exponentiate, to involute.
Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.
To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.
To cause (a dead person) to live again, to cause to be undead.
The magic spell raised the dead!
Origin: From raisen, reisen, from reisa, from raisijanan, causative form of rīsanan, from rei-. Cognate with rasian, risan, ræran. More at rear.
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
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
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
to elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room
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
to cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse
to rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite
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
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
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
to bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like
to cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle
to bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up
to give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush
to give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up
to bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection
to cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread
to cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light
to let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets
to create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'raise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1734
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'raise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1644
Rank popularity for the word 'raise' in Verbs Frequency: #114
Translations for raise
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to move or lift to a high(er) position
Raise your right hand; Raise the flag.
- lig, steek opAfrikaans
- levantarPortuguese (BR)
- zvednout, vztyčitCzech
- løfte; hejseDanish
- σηκώνω, υψώνω, ανεβάζωGreek
- بالا بردن؛ برافراشتنFarsi
- לְהַעלוֹת, לְהָרִיםHebrew
- ऊपर उठानाHindi
- alzare, innalzareItalian
- 높이 들어올리다Korean
- iškelti, pakeltiLithuanian
- løfte, heise, rekke oppNorwegian
- بالا بردن؛ برافراشتنPersian
- پورته كول، هسكول، جګول پرمخ بيول، ژوندىكول، تيارول، روزل، برابرول، سرشته كول، ايشول، ابادول،جوړول، ودانول، راټولول، مړول، څرګندول، اعتراف كول، ډيرول، زياتول، پړسيدل، رسيدل (داوړو)، پاى ته رسول، سرته رسول، تمامول، بشپړولPashto
- a ridicaRomanian
- zdvihnúť, vztýčiťSlovak
- lyfta, hissaSwedish
- 舉起，昇起Chinese (Trad.)
- بلند کرناUrdu
- nâng lên; giơ lênVietnamese
- 举起，升起Chinese (Simp.)
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