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  1. [noun] the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
    Synonyms: rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase

  2. [noun] an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
    Synonyms: ascent, acclivity, rise, climb, upgrade

  3. [noun] increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"

  4. [noun] the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
    Synonyms: lift, heave

  5. [verb] raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"

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

  7. [verb] cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"

  8. [verb] collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: grow, farm, produce

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

  11. [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: conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth

  12. [verb] move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
    Synonyms: lift

  13. [verb] construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
    Synonyms: erect, rear, set up, put up

  14. [verb] call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
    Synonyms: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, provoke

  15. [verb] create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"

  16. [verb] raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
    Synonyms: lift, elevate

  17. [verb] increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
    Synonyms: enhance, heighten

  18. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, elevate

  19. [verb] cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
    Synonyms: leaven, prove

  20. [verb] in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

  21. [verb] bet more than the previous player

  22. [verb] cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
    Synonyms: recruit, levy

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

  24. [verb] pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"

  25. [verb] activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"

  26. [verb] establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"

  27. [verb] multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

  28. [verb] bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"

  29. [verb] invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
    Synonyms: lift

  30. [verb] put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
    Synonyms: lift

  31. [verb] cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
    Synonyms: resurrect, up


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