raise


raise (http://definr.com/raise)

     n 1: the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he
          got a wage hike" [syn: rise, wage hike, hike, {wage
          increase}, salary increase]
     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, 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" [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: 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]