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1. raise  (noun) 
the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

  Also known as: lift, heave


  More Generic:
    propulsion     actuation


2. raise  (noun) 
increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I''ll see your raise and double it"



  Category:
    poker / poker game

  More Specific:
doubling / double - raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2


  More Generic:
    gamble


3. raise  (noun) 
the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"



  More Generic:
    increase     increment


4. raise  (noun) 
an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn''t make it up the rise"

  Also known as: ascent, acclivity, rise, climb, upgrade


  More Specific:
uphill - the upward slope of a hill


  More Generic:
    slope     incline     side


  Opposite of:
    descent     declivity     fall     decline     declination     declension     downslope


5. raise  (verb) 
cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"

  Also known as: resurrect, upraise


  More Generic:
    resuscitate     revive


  Verb Group:
    resurrect     rise     uprise


6. raise  (verb) 
raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"



  More Specific:
bump up - increase or raise


  More Generic:
    increase


7. raise  (verb) 
increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

  Also known as: enhance, heighten


  More Specific:
potentiate - increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)


  More Generic:
    intensify     compound     heighten     deepen


8. raise  (verb) 
put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"

  Also known as: lift


  More Generic:
    end     terminate


9. raise  (verb) 
raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

  Also known as: lift, elevate


  More Specific:
dignify - raise the status of
exalt - raise in rank, character, or status


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


10. raise  (verb) 
invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"

  Also known as: lift


  More Generic:
    better     improve     amend     ameliorate     meliorate


11. raise  (verb) 
bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"



  More Generic:
    bring out     set off


12. raise  (verb) 
multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3



  Category:
    arithmetic

  More Generic:
    multiply


13. raise  (verb) 
establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"



  Category:
    radio / radiocommunication / wireless

  More Generic:
    reach     get through     get hold of     contact


14. raise  (verb) 
activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"



  More Generic:
    incite     instigate     set off     stir up


15. raise  (verb) 
cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"



  More Specific:
call up / bring forward - bring forward for consideration


  More Generic:
    express     verbalize     verbalise     utter     give tongue to


16. raise  (verb) 
pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o''"



  More Generic:
    pronounce     articulate     enounce     sound out     enunciate     say


17. raise  (verb) 
put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"

  Also known as: bring up


  More Generic:
    mention     advert     bring up     cite     name     refer


18. raise  (verb) 
cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"

  Also known as: recruit, levy


  More Generic:
    enlist     draft     muster in


19. raise  (verb) 
bet more than the previous player



  Category:
    card game / cards

  More Generic:
    bet     wager     play


20. raise  (verb) 
in bridge: bid (one''s partner''s suit) at a higher level



  More Generic:
    bid     call


21. raise  (verb) 
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"



  More Specific:
curse / beshrew / damn / bedamn / anathemize / anathemise / imprecate / maledict - wish harm upon
bless - give a benediction to


  More Generic:
    make     create


  Verb Group:
    provoke     evoke     call forth     kick up


22. raise  (verb) 
construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"

  Also known as: erect, rear, set up, put up


  Category:
    construction / building

  More Generic:
    construct     build     make


  Opposite of:
    level     raze     rase     dismantle     tear down     take down     pull down


23. raise  (verb) 
cultivate by growing, often involving 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"

  Also known as: grow, farm, produce


  Category:
    farming / agriculture / husbandry

  More Specific:
carry - bear (a crop)
overproduce - produce in excess
keep - raise


  More Generic:
    cultivate


24. raise  (verb) 
create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"



  More Generic:
    make     create


25. raise  (verb) 
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

  Also known as: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, provoke


  More Specific:
strike a chord / touch a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion
invite / ask for - increase the likelihood of
draw - elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
rekindle - arouse again
infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain
inflame / stir up / wake / ignite / heat / fire up - arouse or excite feelings and passions
stimulate / shake / shake up / excite / stir - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
anger - make angry
upset / discompose / untune / disconcert / discomfit - cause to lose one''s composure
shame - cause to be ashamed
hurt / wound / injure / bruise / offend / spite - hurt the feelings of
overwhelm / overpower / sweep over / whelm / overcome / overtake - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest - excite the curiosity of


  More Generic:
    make     create


26. raise  (verb) 
move upwards; "lift one''s eyes"

  Also known as: lift


  Cause:
    rise
    lift
    arise
    move up
    go up
    come up
    uprise


  More Generic:
    move     displace


27. raise  (verb) 
raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

  Also known as: lift, elevate, get up, bring up


  Cause:
    rise
    lift
    arise
    move up
    go up
    come up
    uprise


  More Specific:
get up - cause to rise
jack / jack up - lift with a special device
shoulder - lift onto one''s shoulders
kick up - cause to rise by kicking
hoist / lift / wind - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
trice / trice up - raise with a line
hoist / run up - raise
hoist - move from one place to another by lifting
pump - raise (gases oor fluids) with a pump
levitate - cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
underlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
skid - elevate onto skids
pinnacle - raise on or as if on a pinnacle
chin / chin up - in gymnastics: raise oneself while hanging from one''s hands until one''s chin is level with the support bar
raise / leaven / prove - cause to puff up with a leaven
heighten - increase the height of
hike / hike up / boost - increase
pick up / lift up / gather up - take and lift upward
rear / erect - cause to rise up


  More Generic:
    move     displace


  See Also:
    pick up     lift up     gather up


  Opposite of:
    lower     take down     let down     get down     bring down


28. raise  (verb) 
cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"

  Also known as: leaven, prove


  Cause:
    rise
    prove


  More Generic:
    raise     lift     elevate     get up     bring up


29. raise  (verb) 
collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"



  More Specific:
fund-raise / fund raise / fundraise - raise money for a cause or project


  More Generic:
    collect     take in


30. raise  (verb) 
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"



  More Specific:
tenure - give life-time employment to
bring up - promote from a lower position or rank
spot promote - promote on the spot
ennoble / gentle / entitle - give a title to someone
prefer / favor / favour - promote over another
brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military


  More Generic:
    delegate     designate     depute     assign


  Opposite of:
    demote     bump     relegate     break     kick downstairs


31. raise  (verb) 
bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"

  Also known as: rear, bring up, nurture, parent


  Cause:
    grow up


  More Specific:
fledge - feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
cradle - bring up from infancy
foster - bring up under fosterage


 

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