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raise

 (rāz)
v. raised, rais·ing, rais·es
v.tr.
1. To move to a higher position; elevate: raised the loads with a crane. See Synonyms at lift.
2. To set in an upright or erect position: raise a flagpole.
3. To erect or build: raise a new building.
4. To cause to arise, appear, or exist: The slap raised a welt.
5. To increase in size, quantity, or worth: raise an employee's salary.
6. To increase in intensity, degree, strength, or pitch: raised his voice.
7. To improve in rank or dignity; promote: raised her to management level.
8.
a. To grow, especially in quantity; cultivate: raise corn and soybeans.
b. To breed and care for to maturity: raise cattle.
c. To bring up; rear: raise children.
d. To accustom to something from an early age: "a post-World War II generation raised on shopping malls and multiplex cinemas" (Gustav Niebuhr).
9. To put forward for consideration: raised an important question. See Synonyms at broach1.
10. To voice; utter: raise a shout.
11.
a. To awaken; arouse: noise that would raise the dead.
b. To stir up; instigate: raise a revolt.
c. To bring about; provoke: remarks intended to raise a laugh.
12. To make contact with by radio: couldn't raise the control tower after midnight.
13. To gather together; collect: raise money from the neighbors for a charity.
14. To cause (dough) to puff up.
15. To end (a siege) by withdrawing troops or forcing the enemy troops to withdraw.
16. To remove or withdraw (an order).
17. Games
a. To increase (a poker bet).
b. To bet more than (a preceding bettor in poker).
c. To increase the bid of (one's bridge partner).
18. Nautical To bring into sight by approaching nearer: raised the Cape.
19. To alter and increase fraudulently the written value of (a check, for example).
20. To cough up (phlegm).
21. Scots To make angry; enrage.
v.intr. Games
To increase a poker bet or a bridge bid.
n.
1. The act of raising or increasing.
2. An increase in salary.
Idioms:
raise Cain/the devil/hell
1. To behave in a rowdy or disruptive fashion.
2. To reprimand someone angrily.
raise eyebrows
To cause surprise or mild disapproval.
raise the stakes
To increase one's commitment or involvement.

[Middle English raisen, from Old Norse reisa; see er- in Indo-European roots.]

rais′er n.
Usage Note: A traditional usage rule holds that people raise crops and farm animals but rear children. Nonetheless, people have been raising children in English since the 1700s, and the usage has been standard for many generations, at least in American English. The Usage Panelists find the use of raise acceptable both for children and for livestock. The Panelists also approve of using the verb rear for children, but a sizable minority have reservations about using it for livestock. In our 2013 survey, 41 percent disapproved of the sentence The settlers reared cattle in the Valley before it was flooded. This percentage, though still substantial, is a significant decrease from the 60 percent who disapproved of the same sentence in 2002. Although contemporary usage allows writers to raise both children and livestock, careful writers should rear children only.

raising

(ˈreɪzɪŋ)
n
(Grammar) transformational grammar a rule that moves a constituent from an embedded clause into the main clause. See also subject-raising, negative-raising
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raising - the event of something being raised upwardraising - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
2.raising - the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a childraising - the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
upbringing - properties acquired during a person's formative years
3.raising - helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
Adj.1.raising - increasing in quantity or value; "a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"
increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
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On the twenty-fourth he had three hundred pounds to pay to the young gentleman for whom he was trustee, and no chance of raising the money, except the chance that Mr.
The car- penter, who had been a soldier in the Civil War, came into the writer's room and sat down to talk of building a platform for the purpose of raising the bed.
A gleam like that of lightning passed across the scaffold: it was the executioner raising his sword.
I kin remember when she weared worsted boots an' her two feets was no bigger dan yer t'umb an' she weared worsted boots, Miss Smith," she cried, raising her streaming eyes.
He suddenly frowned, as if blaming himself for his weakness, and raising his head addressed Michaud in a firm voice:
Caderousse, who had raised himself on his knees, and stretched out his arm, tried to draw back, then clasping his hands, and raising them with a desperate effort, "O my God, my God
With fortitude, please God," answered the Assistant Pocketer, his eyes to Heaven raising - "with fortitude and a firm reliance on the laxity of the law.
The river went on raising and raising for ten or twelve days, till at last it was over the banks.
I heard a very warm debate between two professors, about the most commodious and effectual ways and means of raising money, without grieving the subject.
Sancho took out some lint and ointment from the alforjas; but when Don Quixote came to see his helmet shattered, he was like to lose his senses, and clapping his hand upon his sword and raising his eyes to heaven, be said, "I swear by the Creator of all things and the four Gospels in their fullest extent, to do as the great Marquis of Mantua did when he swore to avenge the death of his nephew Baldwin