"raising" in the noun sense
1. elevation, lift, raising
the event of something being raised upward
"an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"
"a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
2. raising, rearing, nurture
the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
3. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
"raising" in the verb sense
raise the level or amount of something
"raise my salary"
"raise the price of bread"
2. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
raise from a lower to a higher position
"Raise your hands"
"Lift a load"
cause to be heard or known express or utter
"raise a shout"
"raise a protest"
"raise a sad cry"
collect funds for a specific purpose
"The President raised several million dollars for his college"
5. grow, raise, farm, produce
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"
6. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent
look after a child until it is an adult
"raise a family"
"bring up children"
7. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
"raise the specter of unemployment"
"he conjured wild birds in the air"
"call down the spirits from the mountain"
8. lift, raise
"lift one's eyes"
9. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up
construct, build, or erect
"Raise a barn"
10. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses
"raise a smile"
create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
"raise the roof"
12. lift, raise, elevate
raise in rank or condition
"The new law lifted many people from poverty"
13. enhance, heighten, raise
"This will enhance your enjoyment"
"heighten the tension"
14. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
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"
15. raise, leaven, prove
cause to puff up with a leaven
bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
bet more than the previous player
18. recruit, levy, raise
cause to assemble or enlist in the military
"raise an army"
"recruit new soldiers"
19. raise, bring up
put forward for consideration or discussion
"raise the question of promotions"
"bring up an unpleasant topic"
pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
"raise your `o'"
activate or stir up
"raise a mutiny"
establish radio communications with
"They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
25. raise, lift
invigorate or heighten
"lift my spirits"
"lift his ego"
26. lift, raise
put an end to
"lift a ban"
"raise a siege"
27. resurrect, raise, upraise
cause to become alive again
"raise from the dead"
"Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"
"raising" in the adjective sense
increasing in quantity or value
"a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"
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