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verb (used with object), up·raised, up·rais·ing.
  1. to raise up; lift or elevate.
  2. to raise from a depressed or dejected humor; cheer.
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Origin of upraise

First recorded in 1250–1300, upraise is from the Middle English word upreisen. See up-, raise
Related formsup·rais·er, noun
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Related Words for upraise

organize, frame, elevate, shape, fashion, pitch, compose, raise, make, construct, fabricate, forge, manufacture, plant, form, effect, lift, hoist, assemble, heighten

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Historical Examples of upraise

  • I pressed it, and, satisfied with the discovery, forbore to upraise the sash.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • And each cañon as he passed was empty, and each had some shrub, like a crouching man, to startle him and upraise the revolver.

  • The floor and upraise of this recess is plastered with adobe, which in several places is smooth and well made.

  • For national right and justice, for really oppressed nationalities, she has long ceased to upraise her voice or her arm.

  • Mrs. Fane looked with her kind round eyes into the worn face that tried to upraise itself to greet her.

    Old Kensington

    Miss Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for upraise


verb (tr)
  1. mainly literary to lift up; elevate
  2. archaic to praise; exalt
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Derived Formsupraiser, noun
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