Origin of raising
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.
Origin of raise
Synonyms for raise
Antonyms for raise
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.
Related Words for raisingboost, lift, promote, establish, rear, get, strengthen, heighten, obtain, jump, collect, reinforce, enhance, suggest, set, cause, develop, provide, support, produce
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Contemporary Examples of raising
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
The band turned back around, raising a lively tune to signal life would go on.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
I learned that he was working and living in the Lower East Side, delivering orders for an Italian restaurant and raising two kids.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Peters again complies, stepping aside and raising both hands.Synagogue Slay: When Cops Have to Kill
December 10, 2014
After raising a cool $2m last night, Will met the President today in DC while Kate visited a Harlem youth project.Kate Middleton and Prince William's $2m Dinner
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of raising
"Here's hoping we'll soon be back in God's own country," said Oldaker, raising his glass.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"I congratulate you, Miss Porter," he said, raising his hat.
Raising his eyes from a contemplation of the heels in front of him, he saw Belle Langdon.
Raising his arm for a fresh stroke, his wrist was smashed by a bullet.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Once in a great while she met him on the street, and he bowed, raising his hat silently.Quaint Courtships
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 eyebrowsto look quizzical or surprised
- to give rise to doubt or disapproval
Word Origin for raise
mid-14c., "an act of elevating," verbal noun from raise (v.). Specifically in American English, "the erecting of a building," by 1650s.
RAISING. In New England and the Northern States, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building. [Webster, 1830]
c.1200, "cause a rising of; lift upright, set upright; build, construct," from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse reisa "to raise," from Proto-Germanic *raizjan (cf. 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.).
Meaning "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.
Pickering (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."
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