raising

[ rey-zing ]
/ ˈreɪ zɪŋ /

noun Linguistics.

a rule of transformational grammar that shifts the subject or object of an embedded clause into the subject or object position of the main clause, as in the derivation of The suspect appears to be innocent from It appears that the suspect is innocent.

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Origin of raising

OTHER WORDS FROM raising

self-raising, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for raising

raising
/ (ˈreɪzɪŋ) /

noun

transformational grammar a rule that moves a constituent from an embedded clause into the main clauseSee also subject-raising, negative-raising
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