Hypertext Webster Gateway: "raise"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Raise \Raise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raised}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Raising}.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to
rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Rear} to raise.]
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. Hence, figuratively:
(a) 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.
(b) 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
(c) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to
raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature
of a room.

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. Hence:
(a) To cause to spring up from 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.
(b) 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.

[AE]neas . . . employs his pains, In parts
remote, to raise the Tuscan swains. --Dryden.
(c) 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.

3. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to
appear; to give to; to originate, produce, cause, effect,
or the like. Hence, specifically:
(a) 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. xxxix.
(b) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get
together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise
money, troops, and the like. ``To raise up a rent.''
(c) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or
propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops,
etc.; toraise cattle. ``He raised sheep.'' ``He raised
wheat where none grew before.'' --Johnson's Dict.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he
got a wage hike" [syn: {rise}, {wage hike}, {hike}, {wage
increase}, {salary increase}]
2: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
make the grade" [syn: {ascent}, {acclivity}, {rise}, {climb},
{upgrade}] [ant: {descent}]
3: increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your
raise and double it"
4: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of
his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for
getting ladders up" [syn: {lift}, {heave}, {elevation}]
v 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";
"Lift a load" [syn: {lift}, {elevate}, {get up}, {bring up}]
[ant: {lower}]
3: cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a
shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
4: collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised
several million dollars for his college"
5: 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" [syn: {grow}, {farm},
6: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: {rear},
{bring up}, {nurture}, {parent}]
7: 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" [syn: {conjure}, {conjure up}, {invoke}, {stir},
{call down}, {arouse}, {bring up}, {put forward}, {call
8: move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: {lift}]
9: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: {erect}, {rear},
{set up}, {put up}] [ant: {level}]
10: call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse
pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: {arouse},
{elicit}, {enkindle}, {kindle}, {evoke}, {fire}, {provoke}]
11: create a disturbance, esp. by making a great noise; "raise
hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
12: raise in rank or condition: "The new law lifted many people
from poverty" [syn: {lift}, {elevate}]
13: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the
tension" [syn: {enhance}, {heighten}]
14: give a promotion to; "raise in rank"; assign to a higher
position [syn: {promote}, {upgrade}, {advance}, {kick
upstairs}, {elevate}] [ant: {demote}]
15: cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; "unleavened bread"
[syn: {leaven}, {prove}]
16: in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
17: bet more than the previous player, in poker
18: cause to assemble or enlist; "raise an army" [syn: {recruit},
19: put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the
question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
[syn: {bring up}]
20: pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof
of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
21: activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
22: establish radio communications with: "They managed to raise
Hanoi last night"
23: multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8
is 2 raised to the power 3
24: bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to
project; "raised edges"
25: invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits", "lift his ego"
[syn: {lift}]
26: put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade; "lift a ban";
"raise a siege" [syn: {lift}]
27: cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery
is already dead, and cannot be resurrected."; "Upraising
ghosts" [syn: {resurrect}, {upraise}]

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