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raise (n):
the act of raising something
Samples
he responded with a lift of his eyebrow.
fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Related Words: heavelift
raise (n):
increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
Samples
I'll see your raise and double it
raise (n):
the amount a salary is increased
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he got a 3% raise.
he got a wage hike

Related Words: hike
raise (n):
an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
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the car couldn't make it up the rise
Related Words: acclivityascentclimb
raise (v):
cause to become alive again
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raise from the dead.
Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected.
Upraising ghosts

Related Word: resurrect
raise (v):
raise the level or amount of something
Samples
raise my salary.
raise the price of bread
raise (v):
increase
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This will enhance your enjoyment.
heighten the tension

Related Word: enhance
raise (v):
put an end to
Samples
lift a ban.
raise a siege
raise (v):
raise in rank or condition
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The new law lifted many people from poverty
Related Word: elevate
raise (v):
invigorate or heighten
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lift my spirits.
lift his ego
raise (v):
bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
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raised edges
raise (v):
multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
raise (v):
cause to be heard or known; express or utter
Samples
raise a shout.
raise a protest.
raise a sad cry
raise (v):
pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
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raise your `o'
raise (v):
establish radio communications with
Samples
They managed to raise Hanoi last night
raise (v):
activate or stir up
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raise a mutiny
raise (v):
put forward for consideration or discussion
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raise the question of promotions.
bring up an unpleasant topic
raise (v):
cause to assemble or enlist in the military
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raise an army.
recruit new soldiers

Related Words: levyrecruit
raise (v):
bet more than the previous player
raise (v):
bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
raise (v):
cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
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The Bordeaux region produces great red wines.
They produce good ham in Parma.
We grow wheat here.
We raise hogs here

Related Words: farmgrowproduce
raise (v):
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
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raise the specter of unemployment.
he conjured wild birds in the air.
call down the spirits from the mountain

Related Words: conjureevokeinvoke
raise (v):
construct, build, or erect
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Raise a barn
Related Words: erect
raise (v):
create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
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raise hell.
raise the roof.
raise Cain
raise (v):
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
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arouse pity.
raise a smile.
evoke sympathy

Related Words: arouseelicitevokeprovoke
raise (v):
cause to puff up with a leaven
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unleavened bread
Related Word: leaven
raise (v):
move upwards
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lift one's eyes
Related Words: lift
raise (v):
raise from a lower to a higher position
Samples
Raise your hands.
Lift a load

Related Words: elevatelift
raise (v):
collect funds for a specific purpose
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The President raised several million dollars for his college
raise (v):
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
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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

Related Words: advanceelevatepromote
raise (v):
bring up
Samples
raise a family.
bring up children

Related Words: nurtureparentrear
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