n 1: the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he
got a wage hike" [syn: rise
, wage hike
increase}, salary increase
2: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
make the grade" [syn: ascent
] [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
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
, get up
, bring up
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
6: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: rear
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
, bring up
, put forward
8: move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: lift
9: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: erect
, put up
] [ant: level
10: call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse
pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse
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
13: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the
tension" [syn: enhance
14: give a promotion to; "raise in rank"; assign to a higher
position [syn: promote
] [ant: demote
15: cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; "unleavened bread"
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
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"
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