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Overview of verb raise

The verb raise has 27 senses? (first 13 from tagged texts)
1. (33) raise

(raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread")

2. (26) raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up

(raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

3. (21) raise

(cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry")

4. (14) raise

(collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college")

5. (10) grow, raise, farm, produce

(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")

6. (7) rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent

(bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children")

7. (7) raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth

(summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain")

8. (4) lift, raise

(move upwards; "lift one's eyes")

9. (2) raise, erect, rear, set up, put up

(construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn")

10. (1) arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

(call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

11. (1) raise

(create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain")

12. (1) lift, raise, elevate

(raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty")

13. (1) enhance, heighten, raise

(increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension")

14. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate

(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")

15. raise, leaven, prove

(cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread")

16. raise

(bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level)

17. raise

(bet more than the previous player)

18. recruit, levy, raise

(cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers")

19. raise, bring up

(put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic")

20. raise

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

21. raise

(activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny")

22. raise

(establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night")

23. raise

(multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3)

24. raise

(bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges")

25. raise, lift

(invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego")

26. lift, raise

(put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege")

27. resurrect, raise, upraise

(cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts")

Overview of adj raised

The adj raised has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) raised

(located or moved above the surround or above the normal position; "a raised design"; "raised eyebrows")

2. (1) brocaded, embossed, raised

(embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery; "brocaded silk"; "an embossed satin"; "embossed leather"; "raised needlework"; "raised metalwork")

3. raised, elevated

(increased in amount or degree; "raised temperature") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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