verb (used with object), raised, rais·ing.
- to increase (another player's bet).
- to bet at a higher level than (a preceding bettor).
- to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching it.
- to come in sight of (land, a whale, etc.).
verb (used without object), raised, rais·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR raise
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Origin of raise
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Rise is almost exclusively intransitive in its standard uses. Its forms are irregular: My husband usually rises before seven. The earliest I have ever risen is eight. The sun rose in a cloudless sky. The dough is rising now.
Both raise and rear are used in the United States to refer to the upbringing of children. Although raise was formerly condemned in this sense (“You raise hogs but you rear children”), it is now standard.
In American English, a person receives a raise in salary. In British English it is a rise.
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Example sentences from the Web for raise
As a result, MSCHF upped the ante and banked a $200 million valuation for Push Party in this raise.MSCHF’s Push Party raises an unconventional seed round at a $200 million valuation|Lucas Matney|November 9, 2020|TechCrunch
With this raise, Teampay has now raised $21 million in known equity financing to date.Teampay adds $5M to its Series A at higher valuation after growing ARR 320% growth since the round|Alex Wilhelm|October 30, 2020|TechCrunch
The cash injection, led by Upfront Ventures and investment firm Wafra, follows an initial $7 million debt financing round, putting the company’s total raise at $47 million to date.Jiko raises $40 million to become a most unusual challenger bank|rhhackettfortune|October 29, 2020|Fortune
However, the annual findings of a shortfall in average federal salaries, which have ranged as high as 35 percent, have had little impact on actual pay raises for federal workers, which have been in the range of 1 to 2 percent in recent years.Federal salaries are lower than the private sector by 23 percent, advisory council reports|Eric Yoder|October 22, 2020|Washington Post
The city did agree to provide those raises, but that was before Covid hit.
The raiser must see that they have good and deep burrows—deep enough that the ground will never freeze to their nest.Fur Farming|A. R. Harding
The raiser starting on a small scale and increasing as their knowledge increases.Fur Farming For Profit|Hermon Basil Laymon
No doubt the raiser of skunks had made such arrangements as were possible, so that his pets might exist while he was away.The Outdoor Chums in the Big Woods|Quincy Allen
The feud between the keeper of sheep and the raiser of crops dates from the days of Cain and Abel.The Naturalist on the Thames|C. J. Cornish
The cost of rearing them to this age is very little and a good profit is therefore assured the raiser.The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs|A. C. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for raise
verb (mainly tr)
- to create a boisterous disturbance
- to react or protest heatedly
- to institute (a suit or action at law)
- to draw up (a summons)
- Also: raise one's eyebrows to look quizzical or surprised
- to give rise to doubt or disapproval
Derived forms of raiseraisable or raiseable, adjectiveraiser, noun
Word Origin for raise
Idioms and Phrases with raise
In addition to the idioms beginning with raise
- raise a hand against
- raise an objection
- raise a stink
- raise Cain
- raise eyebrows
- raise havoc
- raise hell
- raise one's hackles
- raise one's sights
- raise one's voice
- raise the ante
- raise the curtain
- raise the devil
- raise the roof
- cause raised eyebrows
- curtain raiser
- make (raise) a stink
- play (raise) havoc