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Meaning of raise

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he
           got a wage hike" [syn: {raise}, {rise}, {wage hike},
           {hike}, {wage increase}, {salary increase}]
      2: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
         make it up the rise" [syn: {ascent}, {acclivity}, {rise},
         {raise}, {climb}, {upgrade}] [ant: {declension},
         {declination}, {decline}, {declivity}, {descent},
         {downslope}, {fall}]
      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}, {raise}, {heave}]
      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: {raise}, {lift}, {elevate}, {get up},
         {bring up}] [ant: {bring down}, {get down}, {let down},
         {lower}, {take down}]
      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 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" [syn: {grow}, {raise},
         {farm}, {produce}]
      6: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: {rear},
         {raise}, {bring up}, {nurture}, {parent}]
      7: 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"
         [syn: {raise}, {conjure}, {conjure up}, {invoke}, {evoke},
         {stir}, {call down}, {arouse}, {bring up}, {put forward},
         {call forth}]
      8: move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: {lift}, {raise}]
      9: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: {raise},
         {erect}, {rear}, {set up}, {put up}] [ant: {dismantle},
         {level}, {pull down}, {rase}, {raze}, {take down}, {tear
      10: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse
          pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: {arouse},
          {elicit}, {enkindle}, {kindle}, {evoke}, {fire}, {raise},
      11: create a disturbance, especially 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}, {raise}, {elevate}]
      13: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the
          tension" [syn: {enhance}, {heighten}, {raise}]
      14: 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" [syn: {promote}, {upgrade},
          {advance}, {kick upstairs}, {raise}, {elevate}] [ant:
          {break}, {bump}, {demote}, {kick downstairs}, {relegate}]
      15: cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" [syn:
          {raise}, {leaven}, {prove}]
      16: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
      17: bet more than the previous player
      18: cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an
          army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: {recruit}, {levy},
      19: put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the
          question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
          [syn: {raise}, {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 or a design) into relief and cause to
          project; "raised edges"
      25: invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
          [syn: {raise}, {lift}]
      26: put an end to; "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}, {raise}, {upraise}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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