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English noun: raise

1. raise (attribute) the amount a salary is increased


SamplesHe got a 3% raise.
He got a wage hike.


Synonymshike, rise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase


Broader (hypernym)increase, increment

2. raise (object) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)


SamplesThe car couldn't make it up the rise.


Synonymsacclivity, ascent, climb, rise, upgrade


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope


Narrower (hyponym)uphill


Antonymsdeclivity, downslope, declination, declension, decline, fall, descent

3. raise (act) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)


SamplesI'll see your raise and double it.


Broader (hypernym)gamble


Narrower (hyponym)double, doubling


Domain categorypoker, poker game

4. raise (act) the act of raising something


SamplesHe responded with a lift of his eyebrow.
Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up.


Synonymsheave, lift


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


English verb: raise

1. raise (change) raise the level or amount of something


SamplesRaise my salary.
Raise the price of bread.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)bump up

2. raise (motion) raise from a lower to a higher position


SamplesRaise your hands.
Lift a load.


ExamplesThe men raise the chairs


Synonymsbring up, elevate, get up, lift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)boost, chin, chin up, erect, gather up, get up, heighten, hike, hike up, hoist, hoist, hoist, jack, jack up, kick up, leaven, levitate, lift, lift up, pick up, pinnacle, prove, pump, raise, rear, run up, shoulder, skid, trice, trice up, underlay, wind


Causearise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Antonymsbring down, let down, lower, take down, get down

3. raise (communication) cause to be heard or known; express or utter


SamplesRaise a shout.
Raise a protest.
Raise a sad cry.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)bring forward, call up

4. raise (possession) collect funds for a specific purpose


SamplesThe President raised several million dollars for his college.


ExamplesThey raise the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collect, take in


Narrower (hyponym)fund raise, fund-raise, fundraise

5. raise (creation) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques


SamplesThe Bordeaux region produces great red wines.
They produce good ham in Parma.
We grow wheat here.
We raise hogs here.


ExamplesThey raise the animals


Synonymsfarm, grow, produce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cultivate


Narrower (hyponym)carry, keep, overproduce


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

6. raise (social) bring up


SamplesRaise a family.
Bring up children.


Synonymsbring up, nurture, parent, rear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)cradle, fledge, foster


Causegrow up

7. raise (creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


SamplesRaise the specter of unemployment.
He conjured wild birds in the air.
Call down the spirits from the mountain.


Synonymsarouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict


Verb groupcall forth, evoke, kick up, provoke

8. raise (motion) move upwards


SamplesLift one's eyes.


Synonymslift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Causearise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

9. raise (creation) construct, build, or erect


SamplesRaise a barn.


Synonymserect, put up, rear, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)build, construct, make


Domain categorybuilding, construction


Antonymsdismantle, pull down, rase, raze, tear down, level, take down

10. raise (emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


SamplesArouse pity.
Raise a smile.
Evoke sympathy.


Synonymsarouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anger, ask for, bruise, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invite, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, strike a chord, sweep over, touch a chord, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound

11. raise (creation) create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise


SamplesRaise hell.
Raise the roof.
Raise Cain.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

12. raise (change) raise in rank or condition


SamplesThe new law lifted many people from poverty.


Synonymselevate, lift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)dignify, exalt

13. raise (change) increase


SamplesThis will enhance your enjoyment.
Heighten the tension.


Synonymsenhance, heighten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compound, deepen, heighten, intensify


Narrower (hyponym)potentiate

14. raise (social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position


SamplesJohn 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.


Synonymsadvance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)brevet, bring up, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, gentle, prefer, spot promote, tenure


Antonymsdemote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break

15. raise (motion) cause to puff up with a leaven


SamplesUnleavened bread.


ExamplesThey raise more bread


Synonymsleaven, prove


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise


Causeprove, rise

16. raise (competition) bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bid, call


Domain categorybridge

17. raise (competition) bet more than the previous player


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bet, play, wager


Domain categorycard game, cards

18. raise (competition) cause to assemble or enlist in the military


SamplesRaise an army.
Recruit new soldiers.


Synonymslevy, recruit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)draft, enlist, muster in

19. raise (communication) put forward for consideration or discussion


SamplesRaise the question of promotions.
Bring up an unpleasant topic.


Synonymsbring up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer

20. raise (communication) pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth


SamplesRaise your `o'.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

21. raise (communication) activate or stir up


SamplesRaise a mutiny.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)incite, instigate, set off, stir up

22. raise (communication) establish radio communications with


SamplesThey managed to raise Hanoi last night.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)contact, get hold of, get through, reach


Domain categoryradio, radiocommunication, wireless

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)multiply


Domain categoryarithmetic

24. raise (change) bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project


SamplesRaised edges.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring out, set off

25. raise (change) invigorate or heighten


SamplesLift my spirits.
Lift his ego.


Synonymslift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

26. raise (change) put an end to


SamplesLift a ban.
Raise a siege.


Synonymslift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

27. raise (body) cause to become alive again


SamplesRaise from the dead.
Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected.
Upraising ghosts.


Synonymsresurrect, upraise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)resuscitate, revive


Verb groupresurrect, rise, uprise









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