raise meaning

EN[reɪz] [-eɪz]
  • Raise may refer to:
  • To bring up, see Parenting
  • Raise borer, a raise is a shaft in a mine which joins two levels by definition mined upwards (raised)
  • Raise, a term used in poker
  • Raise (mining), an underground passageway in mines
  • A raise may refer to an increase in salary
  • A term used in magic, meaning: to summon or conjure
  • Music
  • Raise!, the name of a 1981 album by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Raise (album), the name of a 1991 album by Swervedriver
  • Groups
  • R@!SE, a group created by Integrated Software Engineering students of Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri.

    Definition of raise in English Dictionary

  • NounPLraisesSUF-aise
    1. (US) An increase in wages or salary; a rise (UK).
      1. The boss gave me a raise.
    2. (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
      1. (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
        1. (poker) A bet which increased the previous bet.
          1. A cairn or pile of stones.
          2. VerbSGraisesPRraisingPT, PPraised
            1. (physical) To cause to rise; to lift or elevate.
              1. to raise your hand if you want to say something; to raise your walking stick to defend yourself ‎
              2. to raise a wall, or a heap of stones ‎
              3. The ship was raised ten years after it had sunk. ‎
              4. to raise Sandy Hook light ‎
              5. The magic spell raised the dead from their graves! ‎
            2. VT To create, increase or develop.
              1. We need to raise the motivation level in the company. ‎
              2. to raise the quality of the products; to raise the price of goods ‎
              3. to raise a lot of money for charity; to raise troops ‎
              4. We visited a farm where they raise chickens. ‎
              5. Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn? ‎
              6. to raise somebody to office ‎
              7. A few important questions were raised after the attack. ‎
              8. There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use. ‎
              9. I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee.
            3. (poker) VI To respond to a bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
              1. John bet, and Julie raised, requiring John to put in more money. ‎
            4. (arithmetic) To exponentiate, to involute.
              1. Two raised to the fifth power equals 32. ‎
            5. (linguistics, transitive, of a verb) To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.
              1. (linguistics, transitive, of a vowel) To produce a vowel with the tongue positioned closer to the roof of the mouth.
                1. To increase the nominal value of (a cheque, money order, etc.) by fraudulently changing the writing or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • Mr. Perry raised doubts about the law that allowed Mr. Foster and the triggerman to be tried together and urged the Legislature to re-examine the issue.
                    • With a royal flush, he decided to raise the stakes.
                    • If we all pitch in, we can raise enough money for the renovation of the church.
                  2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • His timidiness prevented him from challenging authority or asking his boss for a raise.
                    • All the moneys collected for the poor was wasted in fund raising.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Causative verbs
                        • Ergative verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
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                          Source: Wiktionary

                          Meaning of raise for the defined word.

                          Grammatically, this word "raise" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a causative verb, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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