Raise

Definition of Raise

Pronunciation: rāz
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Raised (rāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.]
1.To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight.
2.To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
This gentleman came to be raised to great titles.
- Clarendon.
The plate pieces of eight were raised three pence in the piece.
- Sir W. Temple.
2.To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff.
3.To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace.
3.To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
- Job xiv. 12.
3.To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like.
4.To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
4.To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.
He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.
- Ps. cvii. 25.
Æneas . . . employs his pains,
In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.
- Dryden.
4.To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
I will raise forts against thee.
- Isa. xxix. 3.
4.To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.
Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.
- Spectator.
5.To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to.
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?
- Acts xxvi. 8.
5.To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like.
5.(Naut.) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.
6.To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.
I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the North.
- Paulding.
6.(Law) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.
To raise a blockade
(Mil.) to remove or break up a blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
To raise a check
etc., to increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
To raise a siege
to relinquish an attempt to take a place by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be relinquished.
To raise steam
to produce steam of a required pressure.
To raise the wind
to procure ready money by some temporary expedient.
To raise Cain
to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble.
7.To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; - often with up.
I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee.
- Deut. xviii. 18.
God vouchsafes to raise another world
From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
- Milton.
8.To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
Thou shalt not raise a false report.
- Ex. xxiii. 1.
9.To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.
- Dryden.
10.To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.

Related Words

Olympian heights, abandon, abet, access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, acculturate, accumulate, accumulation, acme, add to, addition, advance, advancement, aerial heights, agglomerate, aggrandize, aggrandizement, aggregate, aggroup, amass, ameliorate, amend, amplification, amplify, animate, answer, apex, apotheose, apotheosize, appreciation, apprentice, approach, arouse, articulate, ascent, assemble, augment, augmentation, awaken, ballooning, batch, beatify, better, bloat, bloating, blow up, boom, boost, boss, break, break in, breathe, bring about, bring forward, bring together, broach, broaden, broadening, build, build up, buildup, bulk, bulk out, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, buoy, buoy up, call, call up, call up spirits, canonize, carve, cast, cast up, cause, chase, cheer up, chime, chisel, chorus, christen, civilize, clump, cluster, collect, colligate, collocate, combine, come out with, commandeer, communicate, communicate with, compare, compile, compose, compound, concoct, condition, conglomerate, conjure, conjure up, conjure up spirits, conscript, construct, contact, convene, convert, convey, corral, correspond, create, crescendo, crop, crown, culture, cumulate, deify, deliver, detach, detach for service, develop, development, devise, dig up, dilate, discipline, disclose, discontinue, distend, dizzy heights, draft, draw together, dredge up, drill, drive together, dryfarm, edema, edify, educate, elaborate, elate, elevation, eliminate, emboss, emend, eminence, emit, encourage, engender, enhance, enlargement, enlighten, enlist, ennoble, ennoblement, enrich, enroll, enshrine, enthrone, enunciate, erect, escalate, establish, establish connection, ether, evoke, evolve, exalt, exaltation, exercise, exhilarate, expand, expansion, express, extend, extension, extract, extrude, fabricate, farm, fashion, father, fatten, favor, feed, ferment, fetch up, fill out, fit, fling off, float, flood, foment, form, formulate, forward, foster, found, frame, fudge together, gain, garden, gather in, gather together, get, get in, get to, get together, get up, give, give expression, give out with, give rise to, give tongue, give utterance, give voice, glamorize, glorify, go straight, graduate, graduation, greatening, groom, group, growth, gush, harvest, hatch, haul up, heaven, heavens, heft, height, heighten, heights, heist, hike, hike up, hoick, hold up, house-train, housebreak, huff, immortalize, impart, impress, improve, improve upon, inaugurate, increment, indite, induct, inflate, inflation, initiate, inspire, install, instigate, institute, interrogate, introduce, invigorate, invoke, jack up, jerk up, join, jump, jump up, juxtapose, keep, kick upstairs, knight, knighting, knock up, lard, launch, leap, leaven, lengthen, let out, levitate, levy, lick into shape, lift, lift up, lionize, lip, list, lob, loft, lump together, machine, magnify, maintain connection, make, make advances, make an improvement, make contact with, make legendary, make overtures, make up, make up to, manufacture, mass, match, mature, maximize, meliorate, mend, mention, mill, mine, mobilize, mold, moot, mother, mounting, multiplication, muster in, nurse, nurture, obtain, occasion, open, originate, out with, pair, parent, parlay, partner, pass, passing, patch together, pay raise, perk up, phonate, phrase, pick up, piece together, pique, pitch, plant, pour forth, practice, prefabricate, prefer, preferment, prepare, present, press, process, produce, productiveness, proliferation, promote, promotion, prompt, pronounce, propagate, provoke, puff, puff up, pull together, pull up, pump, pump up, put forth, put forward, put in motion, put in tune, put in words, put to school, put together, put up, pyramid, question, quicken, raise aloft, raise ghosts, raise up, rake up, rally, ranch, rarefy, reach, ready, rear aloft, rear up, recruit, refine, refine upon, reform, rehearse, relate to, relieve, remove, reply to, respond to, ridge, ring in, rising ground, round up, run, run up, saint, sanctify, say, scrape together, send to school, set, set agoing, set astir, set forth, set in motion, set on foot, set up, shape, sharecrop, shout, sign on, sign up, sky, smelt, snowballing, socialize, solicit, sound, spread, stand upright, start going, start up, steep, stick up, stimulate, stir, stir up, straighten out, stratosphere, stretch, sufflate, suggest, summon, summon spirits, surge, swell, swelling, take in hand, take up, tell, terminate, thicken, throne, throw off, throw up, train, transfigure, transform, tumescence, turn on, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upgrade, upgrading, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upping, upraise, uprear, upright, uprise, upsurge, upswing, upthrow, uptrend, upturn, usher in, utter, vantage ground, vantage point, verbalize, vitalize, vivify, vocalize, voice, wake up, waken, waxing, whip in, whisper, whomp up, widen, widening, word, write, zenith
Word:

Browse

Rain fowl
Rain gauge
Rain goose
Rain prints
Rain quail
Rain water
Rain-tight
Rainbow
Rainbow trout
Rainbow wrasse
Rainbowed
Raindeer
Raindrop
Rainfall
Raininess
Rainless
Rainy
Raip
Rais
Raisable
-Raise-
Raised
Raised beach
Raised table
Raiser
Raisin
Raisin tree
Raising
Raising bee
Raising hammer
Raising plate
Raisonne
Raivel
Raj
Raja
Rajah
Rajahship
Rajpoot
Rake
Rake-vein
Rakehell
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home