(noun, verb)


1. the amount a salary is increased

- he got a 3% raise

Similar word(s): hike, rise

Definition categories: attribute, increase, increment

2. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

Similar word(s): acclivity, ascent, climb, rise, upgrade

Definition categories: object, incline, side, slope

3. increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)

- I'll see your raise and double it

Definition categories: act, gamble

4. the act of raising something

- fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Similar word(s): heave, lift

Definition categories: act, actuation, propulsion

Sentences with raise as a noun:

- The boss gave me a raise.


1. raise the level or amount of something

- raise my salary

- raise the price of bread

Definition categories: change, increase

2. raise from a lower to a higher position

- Raise your hands

Similar word(s): elevate, lift

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

3. cause to be heard or known; express or utter

- raise a shout

- raise a protest

- raise a sad cry

Definition categories: communication, express, utter, verbalise, verbalize

4. collect funds for a specific purpose

- The President raised several million dollars for his college

Definition categories: possession, collect

5. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

- We raise hogs here

Similar word(s): farm, grow, produce

Definition categories: creation, cultivate

6. look after a child until it is an adult

- raise a family

Similar word(s): nurture, parent, rear

Definition categories: social

7. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

- raise the specter of unemployment

Similar word(s): arouse, conjure, evoke, invoke, stir

Definition categories: creation, summon

8. move upwards

Similar word(s): lift

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

9. construct, build, or erect

- Raise a barn

Similar word(s): erect, rear

Definition categories: creation, build, construct, make

10. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

- raise a smile

Similar word(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke

Definition categories: emotion, create, make

11. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise

- raise hell

- raise the roof

- raise Cain

Definition categories: creation, create, make

12. raise in rank or condition

Similar word(s): elevate, lift

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

13. increase

Similar word(s): enhance, heighten

Definition categories: change, compound, deepen, heighten, intensify

14. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Similar word(s): advance, elevate, promote, upgrade

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

15. cause to puff up with a leaven

Similar word(s): leaven, prove

Definition categories: motion, elevate, lift, raise

16. bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

Definition categories: competition, bid, call

17. bet more than the previous player

Definition categories: competition, bet, play, wager

18. cause to assemble or enlist in the military

- raise an army

Similar word(s): levy, recruit

Definition categories: competition, draft, enlist

19. put forward for consideration or discussion

- raise the question of promotions

Definition categories: communication, advert, cite, mention, name, refer

20. pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth

- raise your `o'

Definition categories: communication, articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say

21. activate or stir up

- raise a mutiny

Definition categories: communication, incite, instigate

22. establish radio communications with

- They managed to raise Hanoi last night

Definition categories: communication, contact, reach

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

Definition categories: cognition, multiply

24. bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project

- raised edges

Definition categories: change

25. invigorate or heighten

Similar word(s): lift

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

26. put an end to

- raise a siege

Similar word(s): lift

Definition categories: change, end, terminate

27. cause to become alive again

- raise from the dead

Similar word(s): resurrect, upraise

Definition categories: body, resuscitate, revive

Sentences with raise as a verb:

- to raise your hand if you want to say something; to raise your walking stick to defend yourself

- to raise a wall, or a heap of stones

- The ship was raised ten years after it had sunk.

- to raise Sandy Hook light

- The magic spell raised the dead from their graves!

- We need to raise the motivation level in the company.

- to raise the quality of the products; to raise the price of goods

- to raise a lot of money for charity; to raise troops

- We visited a farm where they raise chickens.

- Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?

- to raise somebody to office

- A few important questions were raised after the attack.

- There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use.

- John bet, and Julie raised, requiring John to put in more money.

- Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.