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born and raised (=was born and grew up)
▪ I was born and raised in Alabama.
bring up/raise a subject (=deliberately start talking about it)
▪ You brought the subject up, not me.
carry/raise/wave etc the banner of sth (=publicly support a particular belief etc)
▪ She’d never felt the need to carry the banner of feminism.
consciousness raising
end/lift/raise a siege (=end a siege)
increase/improve/raise productivity
▪ ways of increasing productivity
increase/raise spending
▪ He has increased public spending and raised taxes.
increase/raise the rent (also put up the rent British English)
▪ The landlord wants to put up the rent.
lift/raise/revive sb’s spirits (=make them feel happier)
▪ A brisk walk helped to lift my spirits.
lower/raise the age (=at which something can be done)
▪ The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18.
provoke/spark/raise a storm (=make it start)
▪ This decision provoked a storm of protest from civil rights organizations.
put up/increase/raise a price
▪ Manufacturers have had to put their prices up.
raise a point (=mention it)
▪ I was going to raise that point.
raise a possibility (=say or show that something may happen or may be true)
▪ The government has raised the possibility of an early election next year.
raise a problem (=mention it, so that people can discuss it)
▪ He also raised the problem of noise from planes taking off and landing.
raise a question (=bring it to people’s attention)
▪ This study raises several important questions.
raise a threshold
▪ They should raise the threshold to at least £245 a week.
raise an issue/bring up an issue (=say an issue should be discussed)
▪ Some important issues were raised at the meeting.
raise awareness (=improve people’s knowledge)
▪ Health officials have tried to raise awareness about AIDS.
raise cash
▪ She organized a series of events to raise cash for cancer charities.
raise concernsformal:
▪ The incident has raised concerns over safety at the power station.
raise doubts about sth (=make people unsure about something)
▪ His handling of the matter has raised doubts about his competence.
raise finance
▪ We need to raise finance for further research.
raise money (=do something to get money for a charity, school etc)
▪ The Christmas fair raises money for the school.
raise money/funds for charity
▪ A huge amount is raised for charity by the festival.
raise sb's expectations (=make someone expect more success, money etc)
▪ Having raised expectations, the government failed to live up to its promises.
raise sb’s hackles (=make someone angry)
▪ His tactless remarks were enough to raise anyone’s hackles.
raise sb’s hopes (also get/build sb's hopes up) (= make someone feel that what they want is likely to happen)
▪ I don't want to raise your hopes too much.
▪ Don’t build your hopes up, Julie. You’ll only get hurt.
raise suspicions (=make people think that someone has done something wrong)
▪ That fact immediately raised suspicions of Johnson's involvement in the incident.
raise the matter (with sb) (=discuss something with someone)
▪ If you need further training, raise the matter with your manager.
raise the temperature
▪ The thermostat allows you to raise the temperature.
raise wages
▪ He was able to raise the wages of some key staff.
raise your arm
▪ Stand with your feet apart and your arms raised above your head.
raise your hand (also put your hand up) (= lift your hand, especially when you want to ask or answer a question)
▪ If you know the answer, raise your hand.
raise your voice (=speak more loudly)
▪ She did not raise her voice, or express any anger.
raise/arouse/draw sb’s ire (=make someone angry)
▪ The proposal has drawn the ire of local residents.
raise/bring up a topic (=start talking about it)
▪ It’s still a very difficult topic to raise.
raise/build (up)/boost sb’s self-esteem
▪ Playing a sport can boost a girl’s self-esteem.
▪ students’ sense of self-esteem
raise/improve morale
▪ The special meetings were intended to raise morale.
raise/improve standards
▪ We are determined to raise standards in our schools.
raise/increase taxes (also put up taxes British English)
▪ He claimed the Labour Party would put up taxes.
raise/increase the tension
▪ The arrests only served to raise the tension.
raise/lift your feet
▪ He raised his foot off the floor and rested it on a chair.
raise/lift your head (=look up)
▪ Tom raised his head to listen, then went back to his book.
raise/lower the ceiling (on sth)
raise/put up the rate
▪ If the banks raise interest rates, this will reduce the demand for credit.
raise/voice an objection (=make an objection)
▪ His father raised no objections when John told him that he wanted to become a dancer.
raising the spectre of
▪ The recession is again raising the spectre of unemployment.
wave/raise/show etc the white flag
▪ Despite the loss, the team refuses to wave the white flag and give up on the season.
▪ Fred Goodyear was so shocked that it was more than eight hours before he raised the alarm.
▪ The Romantics had raised the alarm about the disintegration in modern society of much that is essential to the full human experience.
▪ And yesterday his heartbroken wife Jane slammed police for failing to find him after she raised the alarm 48 hours earlier.
▪ Most suits are filed after the scientific community or the press has already raised alarms.
▪ The scanner easily raises the alarm.
▪ Rex raised the alarm, and the entire crew rushed forward in the rain and darkness to try to limit the damage.
▪ Two cyclists eventually stopped and went off to raise the alarm.
▪ Reagan tried to raise the level of alarm.
▪ Pursued there and besieged, they fled by night to raise a loyal army, but found it pitiful in numbers.
▪ Some of the latter could if need be raise huge armies of native soldiers.
▪ He set about raising all army of his own to win back the lands lost in the recent campaign.
▪ By January he had raised an army of twenty-five thousand men and had headed north to intercept the forces of General Taylor.
▪ Desiderius responded to the Pope by raising an army and seizing Sinigaglia and Urbino, hitherto papal cities.
▪ The aim was to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless.
▪ And kids do think this campaign is raising the awareness of the benefits of drinking milk.
▪ At the same time, the net has helped relief agencies raise further awareness-and money-about crisis situations.
▪ Have events been organised to raise awareness among all staff of the recruitment problem ahead?
▪ Health visitors are joining the campaign to raise awareness.
▪ How are we to raise awareness?
▪ The results will form an exhibition to raise funds and awareness for Living Earth's work.
▪ He said the recession could even encourage MBOs as large companies raise cash by disposing of subsidiary organisations.
▪ There also is talk that the private company might go public, selling stock to raise more cash for growth.
▪ It also intends to issue a convertible bond to raise more cash to put towards paying off debts of around euro60 billion.
▪ The Contrafund, for example, raised its cash and bond weighting to 15. 4 percent from 9. 2 percent.
▪ However, as he is always telling us, he does not want local government to raise more cash.
▪ Oh, well, Democrats won the grandest prize but the Republicans raised the most cash.
▪ Last year 11,000 people walked a total of 120,000 miles to raise cash and protest against the slaughter of whales.
▪ Once you become an entrepreneur, it will be much harder to raise this kind of cash.
▪ And it has enacted an array of programs that further penalize women who try to raise their children at home.
▪ Have you ever thought, ruefully, that far from raising an obedient child you've become an obedient parent?
▪ If they do not, they can not preserve their identities or raise children to have both independent and family lives.
▪ It takes an entire village to raise a child.
▪ All of us who have raised children know how demanding and exhausting it can be.
▪ Despite the evidence that men can raise their children, most women still do not trust them.
▪ Court of Appeals judges considered the bias issue and also raised concerns about technical aspects of Jackson's ruling.
▪ An increase in cotton exports would leave even lower stockpiles, raising concern about available supply.
▪ Democrats in the Senate also raised concerns about who would benefit.
▪ I worried that raising these more controversial concerns would hurt the movement.
▪ A few astronomers have raised doubts about this extrapolation from ordinary galaxies to all extragalactic objects.
▪ But the $ 100 million miss raises new doubts about when that will be.
▪ Only a few Marxists raise fundamental doubt about Therborn's assumption above that in liberal democracy the exploiting minority rules through elections.
▪ I raised some of these doubts with Einar one night during semaphore practice.
▪ Research has also raised doubts about the role of imitation in children's learning of language.
▪ Our job, after all, is merely to raise a doubt.
▪ So instead of providing reassurance, it raises doubts in customers' minds.
▪ This raises doubts about some of the signposts the Fed used to rely on.
▪ And Flanagan raised even more eyebrows when he recommended Best, his unknown assistant, as his successor.
▪ Sexually, the movie may raise some eyebrows.
▪ One guy put in a pressure of 120 psi, which raised my eyebrows not a little.
▪ Neil asked, raising his eyebrows.
▪ It sank for a moment, then rose again, and Alexei saw Jotan raise his eyebrows.
▪ They look at one another and raise their eyebrows.
▪ But for many, stories about one night-stands are more inclined to raise eyebrows than get them giggling.
▪ The power that these organisations are beginning to exert is already raising eyebrows in the offices of some competition authorities.
▪ Members who are temporarily retired to raise families are also entitled to this concession.
▪ He must settle his life, and commit it to the needs of raising a family.
▪ Perhaps Reuben and Miriam were secretly not happy with the prospect of raising a family in Cork.
▪ At times, he was saddened by never having married and raised a family of his own.
▪ Many left to marry and raise families.
▪ Dole, raised in a Democratic family, registered as a Republican because the party dominated local politics.
▪ I must marry Selina and settle down and raise a family.
▪ How can siblings, raised in the same family, be so different?
▪ I raised the fingers of one hand, and slowly I folded them into the palm.
▪ He starts to speak and she raises her finger to her lips.
▪ The bails remained on, but umpire Chris King raised his finger, indicating Border had got bat to ball.
▪ She raised a finger to her nose and blew air through the free nostril.
▪ Stephen pushed him away and raised his finger to his lips.
▪ Then she raised one finger in the air.
▪ Harold raised a finger, to indicate that they should listen.
▪ She looked over at Linda, deadpan, and raised two fingers.
▪ In 1983, the moderate Republican Ripon Society raised warning flags, too.
▪ At night coyotes emerge to yip and yowl, raising their vocal flag proclaiming wilderness still holds territory deep within the city.
▪ The inquiry says he did not raise his flag an assertion he strongly denies.
▪ But these approaches might also raise red flags, said Rep.
▪ An estimated 12, 000 new apartments are scheduled to be built in 1996, raising the flag about too many apartments.
▪ But, come tomorrow, the Marines raise their flag over the airfield and take command.
▪ The famous sculpture of the Marines struggling to raise the flag on Iwo Jima serves as a backdrop.
▪ Who had raised the diaper flag?
▪ If funds are to be raised for more space, then the gallery must decide what that space would be for.
▪ And there were story ballets, too, lavish productions requiring extra-zealous fund-raising from Kirstein.
▪ The fund has already raised £13,000 and Ana-Maria was an early guest at the Skipton Ball, which raised some £3,000.
▪ With the matching funds, Pilachowski has raised more than $ 16, 000.
▪ Through a major media campaign it is seeking to obtain funds by raising public awareness of the museum's past history.
▪ Unfortunately, boom gave way to bust, and funds were never raised to replace most of the razed landmarks.
▪ Like every other club, you're trying to raise funds.
▪ When Schmidt tapped the chauffeur's arm, the man pressed a button that raised a glass panel at his back.
▪ Did he raise a deregulated glass of cheer with his corporate buddies?
▪ You can also raise a glass or two at one of Nottingham's famous pubs.
▪ In the warm yellow light of the dining car windows I caught a glimpse of a woman raising a wine glass.
▪ A flushed and jolly character raises his glass among friends and family - how real, how reliable is that evidence?
▪ Gore appeared stone-faced and unwilling to toast as Li raised his glass.
▪ He raised his glass, toasting his host and hostess silently, his smile serene, sincere.
▪ We stared at each other for a moment and then she raised her glass.
▪ As I lifted Becky she raised her hand and touched the statue.
▪ As Hal Owen looked to the pulpit, Father Tim raised his hand.
▪ It made a long-drawn-out noise which sounded like a high-pitched foghorn and backed away, raising its hands to its mouth.
▪ When she saw herself in the mirror, she smiled and raised a hand to her mouth.
▪ She watched him raise one hand to rub the nape of his neck, then flex his shoulder muscles.
▪ Slowly he raised one hand and gently cupped her face.
▪ He'd soon know; the chief had raised one hand in a gesture of dismissal.
▪ She raised a hand and fingered her heavy silver earrings, trying to compose herself.
▪ Interracial couples were under surveillance wherever the poor things raised their heads anywhere in the city.
▪ Knock it senseless every hour when it raised its fanged head and decided to sharpen its nasty little claws.
▪ I raised it, as some sweating weight lifter might raise above his head his dumbbells of iron.
▪ As with any form of power carving, safety raises its cautious head, especially when using the silver burrs.
▪ Simon raised his head from the drinking fountain.
▪ Lying as shown, raise the elbows, head and shoulders towards the knees and hold up for 5 counts.
▪ Exhausted, the old man raised his head and said nothing, then half closed his eyes and stopped breathing.
▪ From April, child benefits are to be raised in the hope of encouraging parents to produce a few more babies.
▪ To raise her hope unnecessarily would be unforgivable.
▪ Her view of the interior of the shed was limited but what she did see raised her hopes.
▪ The script fits Steve Forbes, whose self-financed run for the Republican presidential nomination is raising hopes and hackles.
▪ It is unfair on the candidates to raise their hopes unnecessarily, and is a waste of your own time.
▪ That would raise unjustified hopes and there had been no reciprocation.
▪ By exploring these events in detail, will we raise false hopes that athletics is a special path to mystic insight?
▪ This raises the issue whether cross-cultural training can be effective without language training.
▪ The Bush proposal for annual testing raises other issues.
▪ The functional rather than case-finding approach to this screening raises different issues.
▪ Later, at a meeting of his department heads, Dieter raised the issue.
▪ He raises a range of issues into which the statutory inquiry must look.
▪ Women are better off raising the issue and working through differences or even getting counseling before having a child.
▪ This type of secondary prevention does however raise serious and controversial issues about social and medical ethics.
▪ We have raised the issues, the United Nations has raised the issues, Amnesty International has raised the issues.
▪ Broadly speaking, strong winds raise the water level in the direction towards which the wind blows.
▪ Economists studying states that have raised their minimum-wage levels have found that employment actually expanded.
▪ In post-colonial economies there is a continuing reliance on raising levels of absolute rather than the relative surplus value of labour.
▪ Whether alcohol ingestion actually raises the level of biologically active testosterone is unknown.
▪ Real wage cuts, by reducing aggregate demand, raise the level of Keynesian unemployment.
▪ Its overall effect is to raise serum ionized calcium levels and lower serum phosphorus levels.
▪ They lifted the canal over the hill, raising the water level by 75 feet.
▪ Saturated fat, the kind of fat that hardens at room temperature, raises the levels of bad cholesterol.
▪ I raise this matter also because my constituency has a high percentage of unfit housing.
▪ He had not demurred when Helms raised the matter before the closed-door meeting.
▪ In view of the Government's unsatisfactory reply, I intend to raise that matter again on the Adjournment.
▪ It would be more correct to raise the matter in debate.
▪ I do not apologise for raising the matter on more than one occasion in interventions and again in my own speech.
▪ I did not trouble to raise the matter with Keeble.
▪ I hope that there may be other opportunities for the hon. Gentleman to raise this matter this week.
▪ The airports can often raise money by issuing bonds to investors, but they tend to be managed unimaginatively.
▪ Step Two was supposed to keep the government from being able to raise money in the capital markets to maintain current operations.
▪ But before raising the money you must decide how much work you are going to do yourself.
▪ Q.. You raised money for your 1994 race as an outsider and for your 1996 race as an incumbent.
▪ The next step is to raise yet more money to renovate the other side.
▪ The only alternative to raising huge sums of money is to have it already.
▪ The film, which is based on the story of Peter Pan, will raise money for a children's hospital ward.
▪ Though the main purpose was to raise money, the crowd count was also useful for political chest-pounding.
▪ I do not remember that anyone present raised a serious objection to any of the arrangements described by McFarlane.
▪ She appeared to be raising no objection.
▪ That way nobody would raise too many objections about Emily going out to work.
▪ The wire service Reuter also has raised objections.
▪ He could have raised objections to Father Kipling's arguments -; but then he could have raised objections to his objections.
▪ And as prosecutors employ the strategy elsewhere, other defendants may raise objections.
▪ These results raise the possibility that Dupuytren's disease is a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disorder.
▪ North raised the possibility that Button went off course because of oxygen deprivation.
▪ In the south the enforcement of a no-fly zone by western aircraft has raised the possibility of a Shia secession.
▪ This raised the possibility that some one had pocketed the difference, the report said.
▪ This raises the possibility that any effect of risk may operate only within individual junctions and not across all junctions.
▪ The issue has recently been raised by the possibility that many criminals show an anomaly in their chromosomes.
▪ All of which raises an intriguing possibility.
▪ Many of the mergers were designed to set up monopolies to raise prices in industries such as steel, electric power and railways.
▪ Separately, Chrysler said it is raising prices on its 1997 Jeep Wrangler by $ 705 to $ 755 a vehicle.
▪ By November 1, it says, its government is ordered to raise the price of cooking gas by 80 %.
▪ If the greedy nutmeg makers raise the price, most of us will not notice or care.
▪ It is, at least, doing its best to raise the price of cigarettes.
▪ One of the key actions taken was to raise market prices immediately to increase revenues and thereby achieve the 1984 plan.
▪ It is not simply about raising the price of a paperback; many more fundamental problems arise.
▪ United raised its prices in response to hikes at competitors, said Mr Hopkins.
▪ The hon. Members for Birkenhead and for Withington raised the problem of evictions.
▪ But local attorney Bill Risner raises a potential problem for Scott on the governance side of the conflict equation.
▪ This raises problems where the plaintiff was drunk at the time.
▪ But, as Helen Puckett can tell you, that raises other problems.
▪ So having to make seams raises the problem of cross-matching.
▪ This, however raises a problem.
▪ The secretive nature of crime raises a number of problems for the study of crime.
▪ The problem may be so severe that a teacher may raise questions about attention problems or even the possibility of medication.
▪ Lothian Catering Services decided to launch its own cookbook to raise its profile both inside and outside the Region.
▪ The two-day festival is an attempt to introduce more viewers to the series and raise its profile.
▪ It has raised the profile of solicitors that when we act for clients, we act in a professional capacity.
▪ Last year, as Weld sought to raise his national political profile by backing California Gov.
▪ But he is raising his public profile with newspaper interviews on issues such as black empowerment.
▪ Horn said during the 1992 games in Barcelona, Seiko raised its profile as an Olympic sponsor through heavy advertising.
▪ And raise your profile at the same time.
▪ We're backing a nationwide Ride to Work Day to raise the profile of motorcycling.
▪ It raises almost as many questions as it provides answers, but it has not been challenged before us.
▪ This raises the question of whether it is necessary to represent objects at the single cell level.
▪ This last point raises a fundamental question about the nature and function of standing rules.
▪ Which raises the question of why the males' lovers do not simply become extra wives.
▪ This raises the prior question of whether we can usefully speak of control, except perhaps of systems controlled by people.
▪ That raises obvious questions about the priorities of federal drug enforcement agents and prosecutors.
▪ Back in 1988 he had the nerve to raise interest rates on the eve of the Republican convention.
▪ Blinder argued for lowering rates, and never officially dissented when the board was raising rates in 1994.
▪ This may raise call rates, both generally and at night.
▪ To head off that possibility, the central bank raised short-term interest rates seven times in 1994 and 1995.
▪ If the bigger societies feel their savings are threatened they would raise their mortgage rates to compete.
▪ Or you can raise the overall tax rate.
▪ Remember, one objective of Compacts is to raise the participation rate in education post-16. 15.
▪ The parliament would have the power to raise or lower tax rates by 3 percent.
▪ The quest to solve it involves raising the living standards of two-thirds of the world's population.
▪ We have begun the job of raising educational standards and breaking down the barriers between the vocational and the academic routes.
▪ Their results will be published in the belief, apparently, that this kind of accountability will help to raise standards.
▪ Officials are drafting the strategy, which aims to raise teaching standards through training and staff support.
▪ Progress in primary schools has laid the foundations for the drive to raise standards in secondary schools, announced last month.
▪ Quality standards in mental health care Most businesses rely on two complementary forces to ensure that they maintain and raise their standards.
▪ The presentation of an illuminated address to her in 1904 acknowledged her lifelong work in raising the whole standard of poor-law administration.
▪ Jean-Claude raised the subject of a piano again.
▪ He seemed loath to raise the subject and I did not see why I should do so.
▪ Voice over Parents think the cards are a good way to raise the subject of safety.
▪ Should staff raise the subject with all patients?
▪ He raises a subject that he has discussed with me.
▪ She did not raise the subject again.
▪ He often raises that subject, and we understand his desperation about what will happen to his seat at the next election.
▪ He had not raised the subject.
▪ In 1996, a further modification to the system was agreed, giving regional governments important new responsibilities to raise tax revenues.
▪ The Front had promised victory and had raised taxes to pay for it.
▪ Labour said it would raise taxes and was subject to the most sustained derision, as well as black propaganda.
▪ In response, the government declared an economic emergency last month, raising taxes and cutting expenses.
▪ Zemstva could raise taxes and had the right to make representations to the central government.
▪ They also hope the action will remind voters that it was Democrats who last raised their taxes.
▪ Dole voted to raise payroll taxes.
▪ Jackson raised his voice a notch.
▪ Many of them raised their voices in song and prayer.
▪ She did not raise her voice, or express any anger; it was a plain statement of fact.
▪ As unthinkable as Peter raising his voice to Our Lord.
▪ Anger is usually expressed by raising the voice.
▪ You raised your voice, okay, and that was wrong.
▪ Trevor inexhaustible, living on Ryvita and coffee, never lost it, never raised his voice, and was always reasonable.
▪ When he wished to indicate sincerity, he raised his voice.
not lift/raise a finger
▪ I do all the work around the house - Frank never lifts a finger.
▪ King Charles did not lift a finger to save her.
▪ The Government are not lifting a finger to help the economy of Renfrewshire.
raise hell
▪ The kids can go in the den and raise hell without bothering us.
▪ It raises hell across the land.
▪ Now she raised hell with him about the letter in the paper.
▪ They raised hell for three weeks.
raise sb's profile
raise your eyebrows
▪ He raised his eyebrows but he didn't actually skewer my hand to his desk with his favourite kris.
▪ Rose raised his eyebrows and drank a cup of Mrs Burbanks' tea.
▪ She did not speak when he raised his eyebrows the second time, so in went onions, mustard and ketchup.
▪ She raised her eyebrows and drew out a hank of hair, backing slowly away from me.
▪ While he was pouring the drinks Ron the landlord raised his eyebrows at me.
▪ Your facial expressions can help to emphasize parts of your speech too: try smiling, scowling, or raising your eyebrows.
raise/lower the tone (of sth)
▪ Far from lowering the tone, the changes are set to improve it.
raise/sound the alarm
▪ Fred Goodyear was so shocked that it was more than eight hours before he raised the alarm.
▪ He sounded the alarm and the train stopped at St-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours.
▪ He was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about the fate of churches and their contents.
▪ Stewart dispatched a column sounding the alarm.
▪ The Big Three began sounding the alarm in a big way when January sales figures were reported.
▪ They have lost no time in sounding the alarm about an impending famine, which they say threatens 1.9m people.
▪ Volcanologist Pierce Brosnan and small-town mayor Linda Hamilton sound the alarm.
▪ When the First Lady looked in on him and discovered he was missing, she panicked and sounded the alarm.
up/raise the ante
▪ Sanctions upped the ante considerably in the Middle East crisis.
▪ Creating an economic asset in the form of a parental dividend would obviously up the ante in these kinds of contentious issues.
▪ Logan said, referring to the Colorado Avalanche star whose $ 21-million contract upped the ante for Kariya.
▪ Looking to the future, however, the Forest Service decided to up the ante next time around.
▪ Palmer's contribution was to up the ante.
▪ Sometimes the parents upped the ante.
▪ The group mind plays Pong so well that Carpenter decides to up the ante.
▪ The owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.
▪ What they are now doing is compromising, in this half-baked manner, by raising the ante to 70.
▪ "Cheers, everyone!" said Larry, raising his glass.
▪ "Oh really?" Zack said, raising an eyebrow.
▪ A number of important issues were raised at the conference.
▪ All the major airlines have raised their fares.
▪ Efforts are being made to raise employee morale.
▪ He's raising the rent because he's fixed up the apartment.
▪ His sister raises horses in Colorado.
▪ I'll see your $5 and raise you $10.
▪ I raised my head and looked suspiciously around me.
▪ If you raise that metal bar, it turns off the ice maker.
▪ If you have any questions, please raise your hand.
▪ If you want to ask a question, please raise your hand first.
▪ It's the first school in Scotland to become self-governing, and has raised deep concerns in the local community.
▪ Last year we raised a good crop of onions.
▪ Lori raised her arms over her head.
▪ Mum raised her hand to hit me and then stopped.
▪ Our objective is to raise $200 for the school band.
▪ Roy's car raised a cloud of dust as he drove off.
▪ She raised her eyes from the newspaper when he came in.
▪ She felt so sad, she couldn't even raise a smile.
▪ Each of them, however, raises certain basic requirements of a conceptual and empirical kind.
▪ He never raised his voice or appeared anything more than exasperated.
▪ In the early 1900s buyers of firms guessed they could raise cash flows through economies of scale and by limiting competition.
▪ Instead, the school is raising its standards and integrating real-world experiences for its students simultaneously.
▪ Meanwhile, low borrowing rates are enticing some junk-rated companies to raise money in the high-yield market.
▪ Over the last three years, tiger numbers have fallen from 44 to 15, raising fears for their viability.
▪ Second, to raise money for the 1996 campaign early.
▪ The Maryland Gazette raised the figure to 30, 000.
▪ For workers, bigger pay raises undoubtedly seemed overdue, and something to celebrate.
▪ Hough, 35, advocates making sacrifices in the district, such as not giving teacher pay raises.
▪ The first shot was a pay raise from $ 15, 000 to $ 24, 500.
▪ Republicans are likely to go along with the proposed pay raise amount.
▪ The pay raise also would cost agencies about $ 2. 2 million in fiscal 1998.
▪ Each year, instead of percentage pay raises, teachers could be compensated with stuff.
▪ They are considering 1 percent pay raises and $ 500 across-the-board annual pay hikes to take effect in April 1997.
▪ At the 80 % level, employees get a 3 % pay raise.
▪ Guess who got his raise first.
▪ Even serial killers get cost-of-living raises if they happen to have a pension adjusted for inflation.
▪ Maintenance of Way workers are fighting to keep their pay rates in track with inflation, not to get a big raise.
▪ When Mr Non-Productive Employee gets a raise, it does a disservice to the productive employee.
▪ Prejean was the only one of the individuals who did not get a pay raise.
▪ In those days, they gave you a raise just for being in another movie.
▪ Other people were given raises.&038;.
▪ Hough, 35, advocates making sacrifices in the district, such as not giving teacher pay raises.
▪ There is nothing that obligates the university to give her any raises in the future.
▪ He was an ally rather than some one who just gave you a raise or dealt with your upset customers.
▪ One of your new employees wants to quit; do you give him a raise or let him go?
▪ Daley went even further, giving them raises.
▪ Once they received a raise for their efforts.
▪ It is modeled after a program in North Carolina, where teachers received raises averaging 10 percent.
▪ Both children start at $ 35, 000 a year and receive annual raises of $ 1, 000.
raise hell
▪ The kids can go in the den and raise hell without bothering us.
▪ It raises hell across the land.
▪ Now she raised hell with him about the letter in the paper.
▪ They raised hell for three weeks.
raise sb's profile
raise your eyebrows
▪ He raised his eyebrows but he didn't actually skewer my hand to his desk with his favourite kris.
▪ Rose raised his eyebrows and drank a cup of Mrs Burbanks' tea.
▪ She did not speak when he raised his eyebrows the second time, so in went onions, mustard and ketchup.
▪ She raised her eyebrows and drew out a hank of hair, backing slowly away from me.
▪ While he was pouring the drinks Ron the landlord raised his eyebrows at me.
▪ Your facial expressions can help to emphasize parts of your speech too: try smiling, scowling, or raising your eyebrows.
raise/lower the tone (of sth)
▪ Far from lowering the tone, the changes are set to improve it.
raise/sound the alarm
▪ Fred Goodyear was so shocked that it was more than eight hours before he raised the alarm.
▪ He sounded the alarm and the train stopped at St-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours.
▪ He was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about the fate of churches and their contents.
▪ Stewart dispatched a column sounding the alarm.
▪ The Big Three began sounding the alarm in a big way when January sales figures were reported.
▪ They have lost no time in sounding the alarm about an impending famine, which they say threatens 1.9m people.
▪ Volcanologist Pierce Brosnan and small-town mayor Linda Hamilton sound the alarm.
▪ When the First Lady looked in on him and discovered he was missing, she panicked and sounded the alarm.
▪ Library employees have not received a raise for six years.
▪ And the Democrats in Congress have bedeviled Dole with a push for a raise in the minimum wage.
▪ Dear Help Wanted: I have been working for a company without a review or a raise.
▪ Those ten-dollar words produce thousand-dollar raises.
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.]

  1. 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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.

  2. 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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

  3. 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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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.''

    3. 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.''
      --Johnson's Dict.

      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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.

      Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.

    7. To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.

  4. 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.

  5. (Naut.)

    1. To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.

    2. To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.

  6. (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 check, note, bill of exchange, etc., to increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is specified.

    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 [1848] 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

  1. 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.

  1. n. the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike" [syn: 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, climb, upgrade] [ant: descent]

  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, heave]

  1. v. 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: lift, elevate, get up, bring up] [ant: lower]

  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, farm, produce]

  6. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: rear, bring up, nurture, parent]

  7. 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]

  8. move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: lift]

  9. construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: erect, rear, set up, put up] [ant: level]

  10. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, provoke]

  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, elevate]

  13. increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension" [syn: enhance, heighten]

  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, elevate] [ant: demote]

  15. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" [syn: leaven, prove]

  16. in bridge: 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: 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, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"

  25. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego" [syn: 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, upraise]

Raise (Lake District)

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
Raise (album)
  • 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.

Raise (mining)

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:

  1. Conventional or open raise
  2. Long-hole or drop raise
  3. Alimak
  4. Raise boring

Raises serve a number or purposes including:

  1. Transportation of ore and waste rock
  2. Ventilation
  3. Creating a free face for mining
  4. Movement of workers via manway ladders

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.