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raise

raise

 
 
pronunciation:
reIz
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: raised, raises, raising
definition 1: to move to a higher position; lift.
He raised his bicycle over his head.
 
synonyms:
elevate, hoist, lift
antonyms:
lower, sink
similar words:
boost, heave, hike, pick up, rear, right
definition 2: to build.
The farmer raised a barn on his property.
synonyms:
erect
antonyms:
demolish, tear down
similar words:
build, construct
definition 3: to cause to grow.
My parents raised four children.The farmers down the road raise beans and corn.
synonyms:
cultivate, grow, rear
similar words:
boost, breed, foster, mother
definition 4: to ask or bring up.
At dinner, I raised the topic of getting my own room.
synonyms:
advance, propose, suggest
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
introduce, present, put
definition 5: to stir up.
Accidents at the playground are raising fears about the safety of the equipment.
synonyms:
arouse, rouse, stir
antonyms:
dampen, dash
similar words:
awaken, inflame, revive, stimulate
definition 6: to gather; collect.
The skating club raised over a hundred dollars from the bake sale.
synonyms:
collect, gather
similar words:
assemble, levy, rally
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an increase in rate of pay.
Dad got a big raise at work.
derivations: raisable (raiseable) (adj.), raised (adj.)
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