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Definition of Raise

Raise

  1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight.
  2. To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
  3. To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace.
  4. To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
  5. To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff.
  6. To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
  7. To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.
  8. To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to.
  9. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like.
  10. To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
  11. To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like.
  12. To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.
  13. To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up.
  14. To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
  15. To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
  16. To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
  17. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.
  18. To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.
  19. To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.
  20. To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.

Raise Quotations

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Albert Einstein

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
P. J. O'Rourke

For I can raise no money by vile means.
William Shakespeare

We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.
Thomas Jefferson

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
George Washington
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Raise Translations

raise in Afrikaans is oplei, aanhou, optrek, teel
raise in Dutch is opfokken, telen, fokken, opkweken
raise in Finnish is nostaa, kasvattaa
raise in German is steigern, erheben, aufsteigen
raise in Latin is libero, tollo sustuli sublatum, erigo ; erexi
raise in Portuguese is aumento
raise in Spanish is establecer, levantar, entonar, realzar, alza

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