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  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. 
  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 
  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. 
  [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 
  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.'' 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raising  \Rais"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  lifting,  setting  up  elevating,  exalting, 
  producing,  or  restoring  to  life. 
  2.  Specifically,  the  operation  or  work  of  setting  up  the 
  frame  of  a  building;  as  to  help  at  a  raising.  [U.S.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  increasing  in  quantity  or  value;  "a  cost-raising  increase  in 
  the  basic  wage  rate" 
  n  1:  the  event  of  something  being  raised  [syn:  {elevation},  {lift}] 
  2:  the  properties  acquired  as  a  consequence  of  the  way  you  were 
  treated  as  a  child  [syn:  {rearing},  {nurture}] 
  3:  raising  someone  to  be  an  accepted  member  of  the  community; 
  "they  debated  whether  nature  or  nurture  was  more 
  important"  [syn:  {breeding},  {bringing  up},  {fostering},  {fosterage}, 
  {nurture},  {nurturing},  {rearing},  {upbringing}] 

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