verb (used with object), fund-raised, fund-rais·ing.
to collect by fund-raising: The charity needs to fund-raise more than a million dollars.
verb (used without object), fund-raised, fund-rais·ing.
to engage in fund-raising.
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In 2014, the Ebola virus, widespread theft of personal information, and shocking acts of violence and brutality dominated the news. Vulnerability and visibility were at the core of the year’s most notable headlines. Encapsulating those themes, Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year for 2014 is exposure. The word exposure entered English in the early 1600s to refer to a state of being without shelter or protection. …
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