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Meaning of raise
1. (n) the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
2. (n) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I''ll see your raise and double it"
3. (n) the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
4. (n) an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn''t make it up the rise"
5. (v) cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
6. (v) raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
7. (v) increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
8. (v) put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
9. (v) raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
10. (v) invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
11. (v) bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
12. (v) multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
13. (v) establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
14. (v) activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
15. (v) cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
16. (v) pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o''"
17. (v) put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
18. (v) cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
19. (v) bet more than the previous player
20. (v) in bridge: bid (one''s partner''s suit) at a higher level
21. (v) evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
22. (v) construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
23. (v) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
24. (v) create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
25. (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
26. (v) move upwards; "lift one''s eyes"
27. (v) raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
28. (v) cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
29. (v) collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
30. (v) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John 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"
31. (v) bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
 

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