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raise


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Raise  \Raise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Raised};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Raising}.]  [OE.  reisen,  Icel.  reisa,  causative  of  r[=i]sa  to 
  rise.  See  {Rise},  and  cf  {Rear}  to  raise.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  rise;  to  bring  from  a  lower  to  a  higher  place 
  to  lift  upward;  to  elevate;  to  heave;  as  to  raise  a  stone 
  or  weight.  Hence  figuratively: 
  a  To  bring  to  a  higher  condition  or  situation;  to 
  elevate  in  rank,  dignity,  and  the  like  to  increase 
  the  value  or  estimation  of  to  promote;  to  exalt;  to 
  advance;  to  enhance;  as  to  raise  from  a  low  estate; 
  to  raise  to  office;  to  raise  the  price,  and  the  like 
 
  This  gentleman  came  to  be  raised  to  great 
  titles.  --Clarendon. 
 
  The  plate  pieces  of  eight  were  raised  three 
  pence  in  the  piece.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
  b  To  increase  the  strength,  vigor,  or  vehemence  of  to 
  excite;  to  intensify;  to  invigorate;  to  heighten;  as 
  to  raise  the  pulse;  to  raise  the  voice;  to  raise  the 
  spirits  or  the  courage;  to  raise  the  heat  of  a 
  furnace. 
  c  To  elevate  in  degree  according  to  some  scale;  as  to 
  raise  the  pitch  of  the  voice;  to  raise  the  temperature 
  of  a  room 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  rise  up  or  assume  an  erect  position  or 
  posture;  to  set  up  to  make  upright;  as  to  raise  a  mast 
  or  flagstaff.  Hence: 
  a  To  cause  to  spring  up  from  recumbent  position,  from  a 
  state  of  quiet,  or  the  like  to  awaken;  to  arouse. 
 
  They  shall  not  awake,  nor  be  raised  out  of  their 
  sleep.  --Job  xiv.  12. 
  b  To  rouse  to  action  to  stir  up  to  incite  to  tumult, 
  struggle,  or  war;  to  excite. 
 
  He  commandeth  and  raiseth  the  stormy  wind. 
  --Ps.  cvii. 
  25. 
 
  [AE]neas  .  .  .  employs  his  pains,  In  parts 
  remote,  to  raise  the  Tuscan  swains.  --Dryden. 
  c  To  bring  up  from  the  lower  world;  to  call  up  as  a 
  spirit  from  the  world  of  spirits;  to  recall  from 
  death;  to  give  life  to 
 
  Why  should  it  be  thought  a  thing  incredible  with 
  you  that  God  should  raise  the  dead  ?  --Acts 
  xxvi.  8. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  arise,  grow  up  or  come  into  being  or  to 
  appear;  to  give  to  to  originate,  produce,  cause  effect, 
  or  the  like  Hence  specifically: 
  a  To  form  by  the  accumulation  of  materials  or 
  constituent  parts  to  build  up  to  erect;  as  to  raise 
  a  lofty  structure,  a  wall,  a  heap  of  stones. 
 
  I  will  raise  forts  against  thee.  --Isa.  xxxix 
  3. 
  b  To  bring  together;  to  collect;  to  levy;  to  get 
  together  or  obtain  for  use  or  service;  as  to  raise 
  money,  troops,  and  the  like  ``To  raise  up  a  rent.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
  c  To  cause  to  grow;  to  procure  to  be  produced,  bred,  or 
  propagated;  to  grow;  as  to  raise  corn,  barley,  hops, 
  etc.;  toraise  cattle.  ``He  raised  sheep.''  ``He  raised 
  wheat  where  none  grew  before.''  --Johnson's  Dict. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  raise 
  n  1:  the  amount  a  salary  is  increased;  "he  got  a  raise";  "he  got 
  a  wage  hike"  [syn:  {rise},  {hike}] 
  2:  an  upward  slope  or  grade  (as  in  a  road);  "the  car  couldn't 
  make  the  grade"  [syn:  {ascent},  {acclivity},  {rise},  {climb}, 
  {upgrade}]  [ant:  {descent}] 
  3:  increasing  the  size  of  a  bet  (as  in  poker);  "I'll  see  your 
  raise  and  double  it" 
  4:  the  act  of  raising  something  "he  responded  with  a  lift  of 
  his  eyebrow";  "fireman  learn  several  different  raises  for 
  getting  ladders  up"  [syn:  {lift},  {heave},  {elevation}] 
  v  1:  raise  the  level  or  amount  of  something  "raise  my  salary"; 
  "raise  the  price  of  bread" 
  2:  raise  from  a  lower  to  a  higher  position;  "Raise  your  hands"; 
  "Lift  a  load"  [syn:  {lift},  {elevate},  {get  up},  {bring  up}] 
  [ant:  {lower}] 
  3:  cause  to  be  heard  or  known  express  or  utter;  "raise  a 
  shout";  "raise  a  protest";  "raise  a  sad  cry" 
  4:  collect  funds  for  a  specific  purpose;  "The  President  raised 
  several  million  dollars  for  his  college" 
  5:  cultivate  by  growing;  often  involves  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"  [syn:  {grow},  {farm}, 
  {produce}] 
  6:  bring  up  "raise  a  family";  "bring  up  children"  [syn:  {rear}, 
  {bring  up},  {nurture},  {parent}] 
  7:  evoke  or  call  forth:  "raise  the  specter  of  unemployment"; 
  "he  conjured  wild  birds  in  the  air";  "stir  a  disturbance" 
  [syn:  {conjure},  {conjure  up},  {invoke},  {stir},  {call 
  down},  {arouse},  {bring  up},  {put  forward},  {call  forth}] 
  8:  move  upwards;  "lift  one's  eyes"  [syn:  {lift}] 
  9:  construct,  build,  or  erect;  "Raise  a  barn"  [syn:  {erect},  {rear}, 
  {set  up},  {put  up}]  [ant:  {level}] 
  10:  call  forth;  of  emotions,  feelings,  and  responses;  "arouse 
  pity";  "raise  a  smile";  "evoke  sympathy"  [syn:  {arouse}, 
  {elicit},  {enkindle},  {kindle},  {evoke},  {fire},  {provoke}] 
  11:  create  a  disturbance,  esp.  by  making  a  great  noise;  "raise 
  hell";  "raise  the  roof";  "raise  Cain" 
  12:  raise  in  rank  or  condition:  "The  new  law  lifted  many  people 
  from  poverty"  [syn:  {lift},  {elevate}] 
  13:  increase;  "This  will  enhance  your  enjoyment";  "heighten  the 
  tension"  [syn:  {enhance},  {heighten}] 
  14:  give  a  promotion  to  "raise  in  rank";  assign  to  a  higher 
  position  [syn:  {promote},  {upgrade},  {advance},  {kick 
  upstairs},  {elevate}]  [ant:  {demote}] 
  15:  cause  to  puff  up  with  a  leaven;  of  dough;  "unleavened  bread" 
  [syn:  {leaven},  {prove}] 
  16:  in  bridge:  bid  (one's  partner's  suit)  at  a  higher  level 
  17:  bet  more  than  the  previous  player,  in  poker 
  18:  cause  to  assemble  or  enlist;  "raise  an  army"  [syn:  {conscript}, 
  {recruit},  {levy}] 
  19:  put  forward  for  consideration  or  discussion;  "raise  the 
  question  of  promotions";  "bring  up  an  unpleasant  topic" 
  [syn:  {bring  up}] 
  20:  pronounce  (vowels)  by  bringing  the  tongue  closer  to  the  roof 
  of  the  mouth;  "raise  your  `o'" 
  21:  activate  or  stir  up  "raise  a  mutiny" 
  22:  establish  radio  communications  with:  "They  managed  to  raise 
  Hanoi  last  night" 
  23:  multiply  (a  number)  by  itself  a  specified  number  of  times:  8 
  is  2  raised  to  the  power  3 
  24:  bring  (a  surface,  a  design,  etc.)  into  relief  and  cause  to 
  project;  "raised  edges" 
  25:  invigorate  or  heighten;  "lift  my  spirits",  "lift  his  ego" 
  [syn:  {lift}] 
  26:  put  an  end  to  as  of  a  siege  or  a  blockade;  "lift  a  ban"; 
  "raise  a  siege"  [syn:  {lift}] 
  27:  cause  to  become  alive  again  "raise  from  the  dead";  "Slavery 
  is  already  dead,  and  cannot  be  resurrected.";  "Upraising 
  ghosts"  [syn:  {resurrect},  {upraise}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  RAISE 
 
  See  {RSL}. 
 
 




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