Synonym: boost, build, construct, create, elevate, hoist, increase, lift, produce, rear. Antonym: lay, lower. Similar words: aisle, waist, rail, trail, trait, drain, arise, strain. Meaning: [reɪz] n. 1. the amount a salary is increased 2. an upward slope or grade (as in a road) 3. increasing the size of a bet (as in poker) 4. the act of raising something. v. 1. raise the level or amount of something 2. raise from a lower to a higher position 3. cause to be heard or known; express or utter 4. collect funds for a specific purpose 5. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques 6. bring up 7. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic 8. move upwards 9. construct, build, or erect 10. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) 11. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise 12. raise in rank or condition 13. increase 14. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position 15. cause to puff up with a leaven 16. bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level 17. bet more than the previous player 18. cause to assemble or enlist in the military 19. put forward for consideration or discussion 20. pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth 21. activate or stir up 22. establish radio communications with 23. multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3 24. bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project 25. invigorate or heighten 26. put an end to 27. cause to become alive again.
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2 The estate is holding an auction to raise money.
3 Gradually raise your body into an upright position.
4 Would all those in favour please raise their hands?
5 The concert will raise money for local charities.
6 Yes. I got a raise.
7 We raise turkeys mainly for the Christmas market.
8 I didn't get a raise.
9 They decided to raise money by subscription.
10 Our campaign's main purpose is to raise money.
11 We'll need to raise more money next year.
12 My grandfather used to raise sheep in Wales.
13 It would be foolish to raise hopes unnecessarily.
14 Do you think you'll get a raise?
15 The organization has launched a campaign to raise $150,[www.Sentencedict.com]000.
16 Can you raise the torch so I can see?
17 The union plans to raise the issue of overtime.
18 Please give me a raise.
19 He got a raise in his monthly wages.
20 The Treasury has decided to raise interest rates as a pre-emptive measure against inflation.
21 Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.
22 The purpose of the occasion was to raise money for medical supplies.
23 The club members voted with one accord to raise the dues.
24 The company said that it was constrained to raise prices.
25 The consultant who suggested using spamming to raise the company's profile has been fired.
26 Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their child to adulthood.
27 I waited,(sentencedict.com) hoping for an opportune moment to discuss the possibility of a raise.
28 He was so weak from hunger he could hardly raise his meagre arms.
29 Will the government honour its election pledge not to raise taxes?
30 People put up their homes as collateral in order to raise the money to invest in the scheme.