[ uhp-reyz ]
/ ʌpˈreɪz /

verb (used with object), up·raised, up·rais·ing.

to raise up; lift or elevate.
to raise from a depressed or dejected humor; cheer.

Origin of upraise

First recorded in 1250–1300, upraise is from the Middle English word upreisen. See up-, raise

Related forms

up·rais·er, noun
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/ (ʌpˈreɪz) /

verb (tr)

mainly literary to lift up; elevate
archaic to praise; exalt

Derived Forms

upraiser, noun
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