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  • 1 Raise — (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raised} (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raising}.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Rear} to raise.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 raise — [rāz] vt. raised, raising [ME raisen < ON reisa, caus. of risa, to RISE] 1. a) to cause to rise; move to a higher level; lift; elevate b) to bring to or place in an upright position 2. to construct or erect (a building, etc.) …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 RAISE — ( Rigorous Approach to Industrial Software Engineering ) was developed as part of the European ESPRIT II LaCoS project in the 1990s, led by Dines Bjørner. It consists of a set of tools based around a specification language (RSL) for software… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 raise — ► VERB 1) lift or move to a higher position or level. 2) set upright. 3) increase the amount, level, or strength of. 4) promote to a higher rank. 5) cause to be heard, felt, or considered: doubts have been raised. 6) build (a structure). 7) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 raise — [n] increase in salary or position accession, accretion, addition, advance, augmentation, boost, bump, hike, hold up*, increment, jump, jump up*, leg*, leg up*, move up*, promotion, raising, rise, step up*; concepts 344,351,763 Ant. decrease,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 raise — I (advance) verb aggrandize, augment, boost, bring up, dignify, elevate, enhance, enlarge, ennoble, exalt, further, glorify, heighten, honor, increase, lift, move up, prize, promote, propose, provehere, put, suggest, uplift, upraise associated… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 raise — raise; raise·man; …

    English syllables

  • 8 raise — raise, rise nouns An increase of salary is called a rise in BrE and a raise in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 raise v — raise your eyebrows, raisin n …

    English expressions

  • 10 raise — vb 1 *lift, elevate, hoist, heave, rear, boost Analogous words: *rise, ascend, mount, soar: *exalt, magnify, aggrandize: *advance, promote, forward, further 2 * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 raise — raise1 W1S2 [reız] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move higher)¦ 2¦(increase)¦ 3¦(collect money)¦ 4¦(improve)¦ 5¦(start a subject)¦ 6¦(cause a reaction)¦ 7¦(move eyes or face)¦ 8¦(move upright)¦ 9¦(children)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 raise — raisable, raiseable, adj. raiser, n. /rayz/, v., raised, raising, n. v.t. 1. to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one s hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about. 2. to set upright: When the projection screen… …

    Universalium

  • 13 raise — 1 /reIz/ verb (T) 1 MOVE a) to move or lift something to a higher position, place, or level: Can you raise your arm above your head? | They re thinking of raising the ceiling in the kitchen. | The teacher raised his finger to his lips for silence …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 raise — ▪ I. raise raise 1 [reɪz] verb [transitive] 1. to increase an amount, number, or level: • We can cut the state budget or raise taxes. • The bank raised interest rates to 15%. 2. raise a question/​objection/​point etc to make people consider a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 raise — raise1 [ reız ] verb transitive *** ▸ 1 put in higher position ▸ 2 increase ▸ 3 take care of children ▸ 4 collect money ▸ 5 mention something ▸ 6 cause feelings/reactions ▸ 7 farm animals/crops ▸ 8 build something ▸ 9 wake someone ▸ 10 in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 raise — I UK [reɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms raise : present tense I/you/we/they raise he/she/it raises present participle raising past tense raised past participle raised *** 1) to put something in a higher place or position He could hardly… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 raise — [[t]reɪz[/t]] v. raised, rais•ing, n. 1) to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one s hand[/ex] 2) to set upright 3) to cause to rise or stand up; rouse 4) to increase the height or vertical measurement of 5) to increase in… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 raise — v. & n. v.tr. 1 put or take into a higher position. 2 (often foll. by up) cause to rise or stand up or be vertical; set upright. 3 increase the amount or value or strength of (raised their prices). 4 (often foll. by up) construct or build up. 5… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 raise — I. verb (raised; raising) Etymology: Middle English reisen, raisen, from Old Norse reisa more at rear Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to cause or help to rise to a standing position 2. a. awaken, arouse …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 raise — [[t]re͟ɪz[/t]] ♦ raises, raising, raised 1) VERB If you raise something, you move it so that it is in a higher position. [V n] He raised his hand to wave... [V n] She went to the window and raised the blinds... [V n prep/adv] Milton raised the… …

    English dictionary