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  1. [verb] evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
    Synonyms: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, put forward, call forth

  2. [verb] bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
    Synonyms: rear, raise, nurture, parent

  3. [verb] promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"

  4. [verb] raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
    Synonyms: raise, lift, elevate, get up

  5. [verb] cause to come to a sudden stop; "The noise brought her up in shock"

  6. [verb] put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
    Synonyms: raise

  7. [verb] make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    Synonyms: mention, advert, cite, name, refer

  8. [verb] cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer"
    Synonyms: boot, reboot


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