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Definition of "raise" []

  • To move to a higher position; elevate: raised the loads with a crane. See Synonyms at lift. (verb-transitive)
  • To set in an upright or erect position: raise a flagpole. (verb-transitive)
  • To erect or build: raise a new building. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to arise, appear, or exist: The slap raised a welt. (verb-transitive)
  • To increase in size, quantity, or worth: raise an employee's salary. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "raise" in a sentence
  • "For, first, she desires if she can -- and she has often been able -- actually to raise these, first to sanctity and then to her own altars; it is for her and her only to _raise the poor from the dunghill and to set them with the princes_."
  • "A few hands later, I got KT suited on the button and I called a raise from the shorty I had targeted who had opened from middle position, and the small blind also called directly behind me."
  • "Randy Leonard's acceptance of the raise is a deliberate middle finger to his critics."