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[n] the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
[n] increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
[n] the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
[n] an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make the grade"
[v] bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
[v] cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected."; "Upraising ghosts"
[v] raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
[v] increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
[v] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
[v] raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
[v] invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
[v] multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
[v] establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
[v] activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
[v] cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
[v] pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
[v] put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
[v] cause to assemble or enlist; "raise an army"
[v] bet more than the previous player, in poker
[v] in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
[v] construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
[v] create a disturbance, esp. by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
[v] call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
[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"
[v] cultivate by growing; often involves 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"
[v] move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
[v] raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
[v] cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; "unleavened bread"
[v] collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
[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"
[v] bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"

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