Crossword clues for raise
- Employee's request
- Striker's demand
- Not just see
- Call alternative
- Don't fold or call
- Bluffer's ploy, maybe
- Subject of union negotiations
- Summon up
- Reward for a job well done
- Employee's desire
- Good news for a worker
- Recover, as a sunken ship
- Texas hold'em action
- Wage increase
- Union goal
- Underpaid employee's demand
- Good news from upstairs?
- The pack in a six-pack
- Pay hike
- Result of a year-end review, maybe
- Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
- The amount a salary is increased
- An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
- Worker's wish
- Up the bet
- Employee's delight
- Bluffer's ploy
- Up, as the ante
- Reason for celebration
- Pay boost
- More than see
- More chips for the pot
- Union demand
- Worker's demand
- Bring up
- Grow, in a way
- Poker ploy
- Scrape together
- Employee's reward
- Put up
- Up the ante
- Add to the pot
- Reward from a boss
- $10 to $12 an hour, e.g.
- Collect, as funds
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Raise \Raise\ (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raised (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to rise. See Rise, and cf. Rear to raise.]
To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight. Hence, figuratively:
To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
This gentleman came to be raised to great titles.
The plate pieces of eight were raised three pence in the piece.
--Sir W. Temple.
To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace.
To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff. Hence:
To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
--Job xiv. 12.
To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.
He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.
--Ps. cvii. 25.
[AE]neas . . . employs his pains, In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.
To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to.
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?
--Acts xxvi. 8.
To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like. Hence, specifically:
To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
I will raise forts against thee.
--Isa. xxix. 3.
To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like. ``To raise up a rent.''
To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle. ``He raised sheep.'' ``He raised wheat where none grew before.''
Note: In some parts of the United States, notably in the Southern States, raise is also commonly applied to the rearing or bringing up of children.
I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the North.
To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up.
I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee.
--Deut. xviii. 18.
God vouchsafes to raise another world From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
Thou shalt not raise a false report.
--Ex. xxiii. 1.
To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.
To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.
Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.
To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.
To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.
(Law) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.
To raise a blockade (Mil.), to remove or break up a blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
To raise a siege, to relinquish an attempt to take a place by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be relinquished.
To raise steam, to produce steam of a required pressure.
To raise the wind, to procure ready money by some temporary expedient. [Colloq.]
To raise Cain, or To raise the devil, to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble. [Slang]
Syn: To lift; exalt; elevate; erect; originate; cause; produce; grow; heighten; aggravate; excite.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "cause a rising of; lift upright, set upright; build, construct," from a Scandinavian source, such as Old Norse reisa "to raise," from Proto-Germanic *raizjan (cognates: Gothic ur-raisjan, Old English ræran "to rear;" see rear (v.)), causative of root *ris- "to rise" (see rise (v.)). At first sharing many senses with native rear (v.).\n
\nMeaning "make higher" is from c.1300 in the physical sense, as is that of "restore to life." Of the voice, from late 14c. Meaning "increase the amount of" is from c.1500; from 1530s of prices, etc. Meaning "to bring up" (a question, etc.) is from 1640s. Card-playing sense is from 1821. Meaning "promote the growth of" (plants, etc.) is from 1660s; sense of "foster, rear, bring up" (of children) is from 1744. Meaning "to elevate" (the consciousness) is from 1970. Related: Raised; raising.\n
\nPickering (1816) has a long passage on the use of raise and grow in reference to crops. He writes that in the U.S. raise is used of persons, in the sense "brought up," but it is "never thus used in the Northern States. Bartlett  adds that it "is applied in the Southern States to the breeding of negroes. It is sometimes heard at the North among the illiterate; as 'I was raised in Connecticut,' meaning brought up there."
"act of raising or lifting," 1530s, from raise (v.). Meaning "an increase in amount or value" is from 1728. Meaning "increase in salary or wages" is from 1898, chiefly American English (British preferring rise). Earliest attested use (c.1500) is in obsolete sense of "a levy."
n. 1 (context US English) An increase in wages or salary; a rise (qualifier: UK). 2 (context weightlifting English) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance. 3 (context curling English) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward. 4 (context poker English) A bet which increased the previous bet. vb. 1 (label en physical) To cause to rise; to lift or elevate. 2 # To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect. 3 # To cause something to come to the surface of the se
4 # (label en nautical) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it. 5 # (label en figurative) To cause (a dead person) to live again, to cause to be undead. 6 # (context military English) To remove or break up (a blockade), either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them. 7 (label en transitive) To create, increase or develop. 8 # To collect. 9 # To bring up; to grow; to promote. 10 # To mention (a question, issue) for discussion. 11 # (label en legal) To create; to constitute (a ''use'', or a beneficial interest in property). 12 # (label en obsolete) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear.
increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
v. raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
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"
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, farm, produce]
evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain" [syn: conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth]
move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: lift]
create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
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, elevate] [ant: demote]
in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
bet more than the previous player
put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic" [syn: bring up]
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, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego" [syn: lift]
put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" [syn: lift]
Raise is a fell in the English Lake District. It stands on the main spine of the Helvellyn range in the Eastern Fells, between Thirlmere and Ullswater.
Raise may refer to:
- To bring up, see parenting
- Raise borer, a raise is a shaft in a mine which joins two levels by definition mined upwards (raised)
- Raise, a term used in poker
- Raise (mining), an underground passageway in mines
- An increase in salary
- A term used in magic, meaning: to summon or conjure
- Raise!, the name of a 1981 album by Earth, Wind and Fire
- Raise (album), the name of a 1991 album by Swervedriver
- [email protected]!SE, a group created by Integrated Software Engineering students of Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri.
- Raise, Cumbria, England
- Raise (Lake District), the name of the 12th highest mountain in the Lake District on the north-west coast of England
- RAISE, Rigorous Approach to Industrial Software Engineering, a formal specification language called RSL and a set of tools based on it
- RAISE, Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements, a data integrity feature in SandForce-based SSDs
- raise - a PL/SQL error-handling command
- For the Earth, Wind & Fire album, see Raise!
Raise is the first studio album by the British alternative rock band, Swervedriver. The album only contained six new songs; " Son of Mustang Ford", "Rave Down" and "Sandblasted" had all appeared on earlier EPs and singles released by the band between 1990 and 1991.
In underground mining a raise refers to a vertical or inclined excavation that leads from one level, or drift, to another. A raise may also extend to surface. There are four excavation methods for raises:
- Conventional or open raise
- Long-hole or drop raise
- Raise boring
Raises serve a number or purposes including:
Usage examples of "raise".
This accomplished woman gave her hand to Odenathus, who, from a private station, raised himself to the dominion of the East.
They no doubt believed that if England attained this commanding position, the accumulated wealth would raise all classes into better conditions.
In here, his body motionless, his affinity expanding his consciousness through bitek processors and incorporated brains, his mentality was raised by an order of magnitude.
My poor mind has been distressed at her weak state: I should sink under discouragement, did I not consider that He who sends affliction can support in it, and he who brings low can raise up in his own time, if it be his blessed will, to which all must be submitted.
He was raising crops when I found him, but when I left, he had changed his agronomy to soldiers, and now raises troops.
The Sun is neither born, dies, nor is raised to life: and the recital of these events was but an allegory, veiling a higher truth.
He felt strange touches within his body and a rising sexual thrall, along with amazement that he could have so forgot this as to hesitate in raising her from the tank.
He raised his hands and directional speakers in the walls of the converted cargo cell amplified his throat-miked words.
He began to take little drops of glass from the furnace on the end of a thin iron, and he drew them out into thick threads and heated them again and laid them on the body of the ampulla, twisting and turning each bit till he had no more, and forming a regular raised design on the surface.
Feet pounded in the hallway, and Mistress Anan pushed Nerim firmly out of her way and raised her skirts to step around the corpse on the floor.
When the herd draws itself together in arms against the stranger it is a fall for those rare free spirits who love the whole world, but it raises the many who weakly vegetate in anarchistic egotism, and lifts them to that higher stage of organised selfishness.
The townspeople realized the fruit of the Norman labor and a low moan came to Wulfgar as their voices raised in anguished protest.
We shall only observe that, in the act for the land-tax, and in the act for the malt-tax, there was a clause of credit, empowering the commissioners of the treasury to raise the money which they produced by loans on exchequer bills, bearing an interest of four per cent, per annum, that is, one per cent, higher than the interest usually granted in time of peace.
This persecution under the Hashimite monarchy raised communists to a status near that of martyrs in the eyes of the antimonarchical postrevolutionary leaders plotting the 1958 uprising.
They watched Antsy raise a hand, halt those following with a gesture, then inscribe a circle in the air with his index finger.