raise meaning

[ reiz ] Pronunciation:   "raise" in a sentence
Verb: raise  reyz
  1. Raise the level or amount of something
    "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread" 
  2. Raise from a lower to a higher position
    "Raise your hands"
Noun: raise  reyz
  1. The amount a salary is increased
    "he got a 3% raise"
    - rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase 
  2. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    - ascent, acclivity, rise, climb, upgrade [N. Amer] 
  3. Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
    "I'll see your raise and double it" 
  4. The act of raising something
    "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
    - lift, heave

Sounds like: rays, raze, rase

Derived forms: raises, raising, raised

See also: raiser, raising

Type of: actuation, advert, alter, ameliorate, amend, articulate, assign, bet, better, bid, bring out, bring up, build, call, change, cite, collect, compound, construct, contact, create, cultivate, deepen, delegate, depute, designate, displace, draft, end, enlist, enounce, enunciate, express, gamble, get hold of, get through, give tongue to, heighten, improve, incite, incline, increase, increment, instigate, intensify, make, meliorate, mention, modify, move, multiply, muster in, name, play, pronounce, propulsion, reach, refer, resuscitate, revive, say, set off, side, slope, sound out, stir up, take in, terminate, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, wager

Antonym: level, lower

Encyclopedia: Raise

[American slang]
to mention an objection about someone or something.
  I hope your family won't raise an objection to my staying for dinner.
  I'm certain no one will raise an objection. We are delighted to have you.

verb, noun

verb [+ obj]


to increase the amount or level of sth:

to raise salaries/prices/taxes

They raised their offer to $500.

a campaign to raise awareness of the brand


to bring or collect money together; to manage to get money for sth:

to raise a loan

The bank has raised $2 billion to fund its expansion.

They give new companies help in raising capital.

We are raising money for charity.


to mention sth for people to discuss or for sb to deal with:

Analysts have raised concerns over the company's ability to survive.

I'm glad you raised the subject of money.

The breach of security raises questions about Internet shopping.


4 (Accounting )

if you raise an invoice (= a bill for work or goods) you write out or print one or ask sb to do this:

Invoices are not raised where immediate payment is required.

Our new computer system enables departments to raise invoices quickly and efficiently.


if you raise a call, you contact sb by telephone, email, etc. to ask for some help with a technical problem


noun [C] (AmE) = RISE noun (2)

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  1. she did not so much as raise an eyebrow.
  2. i am glad you raised that point.
  3. who knows but you may raise a dance.
  4. he came to me this morning to raise the wind.
  5. moses shut his eyes and raised his brows.

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