English dictionary definition of:

raise


Noun

  • the amount a salary is increased
  • an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
  • the act of raising something

Verb

  • raise the level or amount of something
  • raise from a lower to a higher position
  • cause to be heard or known; express or utter
  • collect funds for a specific purpose
  • cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • bring up
  • summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  • move upwards
  • construct, build, or erect
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
  • raise in rank or condition
  • increase
  • give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  • cause to puff up with a leaven
  • bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
  • bet more than the previous player
  • cause to assemble or enlist in the military
  • put forward for consideration or discussion
  • pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
  • activate or stir up
  • establish radio communications with
  • multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  • bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
  • invigorate or heighten
  • put an end to
  • cause to become alive again

Thesaurus

acclivity   advance   arouse   ascent   climb   conjure   elevate   elicit   enhance   enkindle   erect   evoke   farm   fire   grow   heave   heighten   hike   invoke   kindle   leaven   levy   lift   nurture   parent   produce   promote   prove   provoke   rear   recruit   resurrect   rise   stir   upgrade   upraise  

Scrabble score for raise


Scrabble score = 5

generated at 09:28:25 on 12-02-20

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