1 raise /ˈreɪz/ verb
raises; raised; raising
1 raise
raises; raised; raising
Learner's definition of RAISE
[+ object]
: to lift or move (something or someone) to a higher position
: to lift or move (something or someone) to a standing or more upright position
often + up
opposite lower
: to increase the amount or level of (something)
: to increase the quality of (something)
: to collect (money) from people for a particular cause
usually + for
: to form (something, such as an army) by gathering a group of people together
: to mention (something) for people to think or talk about
: to cause people to think about or be aware of (something)
: to cause (something) to happen or exist : to produce (something)
chiefly US : to take care of and teach (a child) : to bring up or rear (a child)
: to keep and take care of (animals or crops)
: to cause (a dead person) to live again : resurrect
formal : to stop or remove (something that is preventing or blocking an activity) often for only a short period of time
: to build (a monument, statue, etc.) : erect
mathematics : to multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times
: to get (someone) to speak with you on a radio : to contact (someone) by radio
: to bet more than (a previous player in a card game)

raise a glass

see 1glass

raise an/your eyebrow, raise eyebrows

see eyebrow

raise Cain

US, old-fashioned
: to behave wildly and make a lot of noise
: to complain in a loud or angry way

raise hell

see hell

raise its ugly head

see 1head

raise the bar

see 1bar

raise the roof

see 1roof

raise your voice

: to speak loudly especially because you are angry
2 raise /ˈreɪz/ noun
plural raises
2 raise
plural raises
Learner's definition of RAISE
[count] US
: an increase in the amount of your pay
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up raise? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.