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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. 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.

  3. Definition of raise 1 as in to lift to move from a lower to a higher place or position he asked members of the audience to raise their hands if they had been to his show before Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance lift elevate hoist uplift up boost heighten heave uphold hike crane rise take up upraise mount ascend heft pick up jack (up) perk (up)

  4. 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.

  5. verb. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. “ raise the specter of unemployment”. synonyms: arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, stir. call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke. evoke or provoke to appear or occur. see more.

  6. 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).

  7. 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

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