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Main Entry: 1raise
Inflected Form(s): raised; rais·ing 1: to cause to rise <raise a window> <raise dust> 2 a: 1AWAKE, AROUSE <enough noise to raise the dead> b: to recall from or as if from death c: to stir up : INCITE <raise a rebellion> 3 a: to set upright by lifting or building <raise a monument> b: to lift up <raise your hand> c: to place higher especially in rank : PROMOTE <was raised to captain> d: HEIGHTEN 1, invigorate <raise the spirits> 4: 2COLLECT 1b <raise funds> 5 a: to look after the growth and development of : GROW <raise hogs for market> <raise corn> b: BRING UP 1, rear 3b <raise a child> <was raised in the city> 6: BRING ABOUT <raised a laugh> 7: to bring to notice <raise an issue> 8 a: to increase the strength of <don't raise your voice> b: to increase the amount of <raise the rent> c: to increase a bid or bet 9: to make light and airy <raise dough> 10: to multiply a quantity by itself a specified number of times <raise two to the forth power> 11: to bring into sight on the horizon by approaching <raised land at last> 12: to cause to form on the skin <raise a blister> - rais·ernoun - raise eyebrows: to cause surprise or mild disapproval <raised eyebrows by turning down the award> - raise the bar: to set a higher standard <new software that raises the bar for competitors> synonymsRAISE, LIFT, HEAVE, HOIST mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. RAISE often suggests a suitable or intended higher position to which something is brought <raise the flag to the top of the pole>. LIFT suggests a bringing up especially from the ground and may also suggest the need for exertion in order to pick up something heavy <lift some boxes onto the table>. HEAVE suggests lifting with great effort or strain <heave those bales of hay onto the truck>. HOIST often suggests the use of pulleys to increase the force applied in raising something very heavy <hoist the crates onto the ship>.