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  1. to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc.: The government plan to raise taxes. I had to raise my voice (= speak more loudly) to make myself heard over the noise. The inspector said that standards at the school had to be raised. Our little chat has raised my spirits (= made me feel happier).

  2. raises; raised; raising Britannica Dictionary definition of RAISE [+ object] 1 a : to lift or move (something or someone) to a higher position Raise your hand if you know the answer. Raise your arms above your head. He raised his head and looked around. [+] more examples

  3. raise ( reɪz) vb ( mainly tr) 1. to move, cause to move, or elevate to a higher position or level; lift 2. to set or place in an upright position 3. (Building) to construct, build, or erect: to raise a barn. 4. to increase in amount, size, value, etc: to raise prices. 5. to increase in degree, strength, intensity, etc: to raise one's voice.

  4. Jul 15, 2021 · As a literal, transitive verb: As a regular verb, “raise” means "to move to a higher position.”. For example, "We shall raise the flag." Its past tense and past participle conjugations are both spelled "raised." The same sentence in the past tense would be, “We raised the flag.”. The verb “raise” is also transitive.

  5. to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc.: The government plan to raise taxes. I had to raise my voice (= speak more loudly) to make myself heard over the noise. The inspector said that standards at the school had to be raised. Our little chat has raised my spirits (= made me feel happier).

  6. to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one's hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about. to set upright: When the projection screen toppled, he quickly raised it again. verb (used without object), raised, rais·ing. to be able to be lifted or pulled up: The window raises easily.

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