[ uhp-reer ]
/ ʌpˈrɪər /

verb (used with object)

to raise up; lift: The horse upreared its head and whinnied.
to build; erect: to uprear a monument in stone.
to elevate the dignity of; exalt: God upreared Abraham by making him the father of many nations.
to bring up; rear: to uprear children in a good environment.

verb (used without object)

to rise.

Origin of uprear

First recorded in 1250–1300, uprear is from the Middle English word upreren. See up-, rear2
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British Dictionary definitions for uprear

/ (ʌpˈrɪə) /


(tr) to lift up; raise
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