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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 raise /ˈrez/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Raise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raised p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.]
 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight. Hence, figuratively: --
 (a) To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
    This gentleman came to be raised to great titles.   --Clarendon.
    The plate pieces of eight were raised three pence in the piece.   --Sir W. Temple.
 (b) To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace.
 (c) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
 2. To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff. Hence: --
 (a) To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
    They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.   --Job xiv. 12.
 (b) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.
    He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.   --Ps. cvii. 25.
 Aeneas . . . employs his pains,
 In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.   --Dryden.
 (c) To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to.
    Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?   --Acts xxvi. 8.
 3. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like. Hence, specifically: --
 (a) To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
    I will raise forts against thee.   --Isa. xxix. 3.
 (b) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like. “To raise up a rent.”
 (c) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.  “He raised sheep.”  “He raised wheat where none grew before.”
 Note:In some parts of the United States, notably in the Southern States, raise is also commonly applied to the rearing or bringing up of children.
    I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the North.   --Paulding.
 (d) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up.
    I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee.   --Deut. xviii. 18.
 God vouchsafes to raise another world
 From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.   --Milton.
 (e) To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
    Thou shalt not raise a false report.   --Ex. xxiii. 1.
 (f) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
    Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.   --Dryden.
 (g) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
 4. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.
    Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.   --Spectator.
 5. Naut. (a) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light. (b) To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.
 6. Law To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.
 To raise a blockade Mil., to remove or break up a blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
 To raise a check, note, bill of exchange, etc., to increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
 To raise a siege, to relinquish an attempt to take a place by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be relinquished.
 To raise steam, to produce steam of a required pressure.
 To raise the wind, to procure ready money by some temporary expedient. [Colloq.]
 To raise Cain, or To raise the devil, to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble. [Slang]
 Syn: -- To lift; exalt; elevate; erect; originate; cause; produce; grow; heighten; aggravate; excite.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he
           got a wage hike" [syn: rise, wage hike, hike, wage
           increase, salary increase]
      2: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
         make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise,
         climb, upgrade] [ant: descent]
      3: increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your
         raise and double it"
      4: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of
         his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for
         getting ladders up" [syn: lift, heave]
      v 1: raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary";
           "raise the price of bread"
      2: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands";
         "Lift a load" [syn: lift, elevate, get up, bring up]
         [ant: lower]
      3: cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a
         shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
      4: collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised
         several million dollars for his college"
      5: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means
         of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces
         great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We
         grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, farm,
      6: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: rear,
          bring up, nurture, parent]
      7: evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the
         specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the
         air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from
         the mountain" [syn: conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke,
          stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward,
          call forth]
      8: move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: lift]
      9: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: erect, rear,
          set up, put up] [ant: level]
      10: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse
          pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse,
          elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, provoke]
      11: create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise;
          "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
      12: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people
          from poverty" [syn: lift, elevate]
      13: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the
          tension" [syn: enhance, heighten]
      14: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John
          was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women
          tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got
          promoted after many years of hard work" [syn: promote,
          upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, elevate] [ant: demote]
      15: cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" [syn: leaven,
      16: in bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
      17: bet more than the previous player
      18: cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an
          army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: recruit, levy]
      19: put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the
          question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
          [syn: bring up]
      20: pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof
          of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
      21: activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
      22: establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise
          Hanoi last night"
      23: multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8
          is 2 raised to the power 3
      24: bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to
          project; "raised edges"
      25: invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
          [syn: lift]
      26: put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" [syn: lift]
      27: cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery
          is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising
          ghosts" [syn: resurrect, upraise]