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v. raised, rais•ing,
Raisethings collected; a heap of stones. See also cairn.
bring up raise educate
When you bring up children, you look you look after them throughout their childhood, as their parent or guardian.
Raise can be used to mean bring up.
Rise and raise are usually verbs.
Rise is an intransitive verb. If something rises, it moves upwards.
The other forms of rise are rises, rising, rose, risen.
If an amount rises, it increases.
When someone who is sitting rises, they raise their body until they are standing. This use of rise occurs mainly in stories.
In conversation and in less formal writing, don't say that someone 'rises'. Say that they stand up.
You can also use rise to say that someone gets out of bed in the morning. This use of rise also occurs mainly in stories, especially when the author is mentioning the time at which someone gets out of bed.
In conversation and in less formal writing, don't use 'rise' to say that someone gets out of bed. Say that they get up.
Raise is a transitive verb. If you raise something, you move it to a higher position.
Rise and raise can also be nouns. A rise is an increase in an amount or quantity.
In British English, a rise is also an increase in someone's wages or salary.
In American English, and sometimes in British English, people refer to this as a raise.
Past participle: raised
|Noun||1.||raise - the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"|
|2.||raise - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"|
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
uphill - the upward slope of a hill
|3.||raise - increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"|
poker game, poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
gamble - a risky act or venture
|4.||raise - the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"|
|Verb||1.||raise - raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"|
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
bump up - increase or raise; "OPEC bumped up the price of oil"
|2.||raise - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"|
get up - cause to rise; "The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."
shoulder - lift onto one's shoulders
kick up - cause to rise by kicking; "kick up dust"
hoist, wind, lift - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
hoist - move from one place to another by lifting; "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
pump - raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
levitate - cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity; "The magician levitated the woman"
underlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type; "underlay the plate"
skid - elevate onto skids
pinnacle - raise on or as if on a pinnacle; "He did not want to be pinnacled"
chin, chin up - raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
heighten - increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"
|3.||raise - cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"|
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
|4.||raise - collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"|
fund raise, fundraise, fund-raise - raise money for a cause or project; "We are fundraising for AIDS research"
|5.||raise - 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"|
carry - bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
overproduce - produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
cultivate - foster the growth of
keep - raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
|6.||raise - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"|
fledge - feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
cradle - bring up from infancy
foster - bring up under fosterage; of children
|7.||raise - 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"|
anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, damn, imprecate, maledict, curse - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"
|8.||raise - move upwards; "lift one's eyes"|
|9.||raise - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"|
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
|10.||raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"|
touch a chord, strike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; "this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
draw - elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
rekindle - arouse again; "rekindle hopes"; "rekindle her love"
infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
fire up, stir up, wake, heat, ignite, inflame - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
shame - cause to be ashamed
spite, wound, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, overpower, overtake, overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
|11.||raise - create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"|
|12.||raise - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
dignify - raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
exalt - raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
|13.||raise - increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"|
compound, deepen, intensify, heighten - make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
potentiate - increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon); "potentiate the drug"
|14.||raise - 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"|
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
tenure - give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book"
bring up - promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"
spot promote - promote on the spot; "Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"
brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military
|15.||raise - cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"|
|16.||raise - bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level|
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
|17.||raise - bet more than the previous player|
|18.||raise - cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"|
|19.||raise - put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"|
|20.||raise - pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"|
|21.||raise - activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"|
|22.||raise - establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"|
|23.||raise - multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3|
arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"
|24.||raise - bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"|
|25.||raise - invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"|
|26.||raise - put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"|
|27.||raise - cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"|
increase cut, drop, reduce, lower, sink, diminish, decrease, lessen
build level, destroy, ruin, wreck, demolish
to raise one's eyebrows (lit) → arquear las cejas
her behaviour raised a lot of eyebrows (fig) → su comportamiento escandalizó a mucha gente
to raise one's eyes → alzar la vista or la mirada, levantar los ojos or la vista
to raise one's glass to sth/sb → brindar por algo/algn
he raised his hands in horror/surrender → levantó or alzó las manos horrorizado/rindiéndose
to raise o.s. → levantarse, alzarse
to raise o.s. into a sitting position → incorporarse
see also curtain, hand A10
see also hell A1
see also hope A1
see also roof, sight A4
see also spirit A7.1
see also stake A1
the rain has raised the water level in the river → la lluvia ha subido el nivel del agua del río
to raise standards in education → subir el nivel de la enseñanza
to raise the school leaving age → extender la edad de escolarización mínima obligatoria
we want to raise the profile of rugby → queremos realzar la imagen del rugby
don't you raise your voice to me! → ¡no me levantes or alces la voz!
the house where she was raised → la casa donde se crió
I want to settle down, maybe raise a family → quiero asentarme, y quizá tener una familia
his speech raised a cheer from the crowd → su discurso suscitó una ovación del público
his forlorn attempts to raise a few laughs → sus intentos desesperados por provocar unas cuantas risas
she could barely raise a smile → apenas pudo sonreír
to raise suspicion in sb's mind → levantar or despertar las sospechas de algn
I'll raise the point with them → se lo mencionaré
you'll have to raise that with the director → tendrás que plantearle or comentarle eso al director
to raise objections to sth → poner objeciones or peros a algo
this raises the prospect of civil war → esto plantea la posibilidad de una guerra civil
he gets embarrassed whenever the subject is raised → se pone violento cada vez que se saca el tema
they couldn't raise his bail → no pudieron reunir el dinero de su fianza
they raised a loan against the house → consiguieron un préstamo con la casa como garantía
to raise money for charity → recaudar dinero con fines benéficos
see also mortgage
I'll raise you £10 → te subo 10 libras más
see also bid, stake A1
we tried to raise him on the radio → intentamos contactar con él or localizarlo por radio
to raise sb from the dead → resucitar a algn, levantar a algn de entre los muertos
to raise o.s. up into a sitting position → incorporarse
he raised himself up on one elbow → se apoyó en un codo
he has raised himself up from nothing → ha salido de la nada
to raise sb up from poverty → sacar a algn de la pobreza, ayudar a algn a salir de la miseria
He raised his hand → Il a levé la main.
to raise one's glass to sb/qch (as toast) → lever son verre en l'honneur de qn/qch
to raise a glass to one's lips → porter un verre à ses lèvres
Milton raised the glass to his lips → Milton porta le verre à ses lèvres.
to raise a window (sash window) → ouvrir une fenêtre à guillotine
to raise o.s. → se hisser
He raised himself into a sitting position
BUT Il se mit sur son séant.
to raise public awareness → sensibiliser les gens
to raise awareness of sth → sensibiliser les gens à qch
to raise sb's hopes → donner de l'espoir à qn, donner espoir à qn
Don't raise their hopes too soon! → Ne leur donne pas espoir trop tôt!
to raise hopes that ... → donner à espérer que ...
The agreement has raised hopes that the war may end soon → L'accord a donné à espérer que la guerre pourrait finir bientôt.
Anne raised her voice in order to be heard → Anne éleva la voix afin d'être entendue. (= speak angrily) → élever la voix
Don't raise your voice to me! → N'élève pas la voix avec moi!
They want to raise standards in schools → Ils veulent élever le niveau dans les écoles.
to raise sb's spirits → remonter le moral à qn
to raise one's game (= play much better) → élever son niveau de jeu
This event raises doubts as to whether they are capable → L'événement suscite des doutes quant à leurs capacités.
to raise a laugh → faire rire
to raise a smile → faire sourire
At no time did he raise the matter with me → À aucun moment il n'a évoqué la question avec moi.
She raised no objection → Elle n'a soulevé aucune objection.
You would have to raise that with Mr Green personally → Il faudrait que vous en parliez avec M. Green personnellement.
His children were raised in the Catholic faith → Ses enfants ont été élevés dans la foi catholique.
to raise money → collecter de l'argent
The school is raising money for a new gym → L'école collecte de l'argent pour un nouveau gymnase.
I haven't been able to raise her on her mobile phone → Je n'ai pas pu la contacter sur son portable.
to raise o.s. up on one's elbows → sollevarsi sui gomiti
he raised his hat to me → si è tolto il cappello per salutarmi
to raise one's glass to sb/sth → brindare a qn/qc
to raise one's voice → alzare la voce
he didn't raise an eyebrow → non ha battuto ciglio
to raise sb's hopes → accendere le speranze di qn
to raise from the dead → risuscitare
to raise a laugh/a smile → far ridere/sorridere
to raise hell or the roof (fam) → fare il diavolo a quattro
to raise a loan → ottenere un prestito