Dictionary Results for raising


1. raising - noun

· the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"

Synonym(s): elevation, lift

Hypernym(s): rise, rising, ascent, ascension




2. raising - noun

· the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

Synonym(s): rearing, nurture

Hypernym(s): upbringing




3. raising - noun

· helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

Synonym(s): breeding, bringing_up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, rearing, upbringing

Hypernym(s): socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation




4. raise - verb

· raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"

Hypernym(s): increase




5. raise - verb

· raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

Synonym(s): lift, elevate, get_up, bring_up

Hypernym(s): move, displace

Antonym(s): lower




6. raise - verb

· cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"

Hypernym(s): express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give_tongue_to




7. raise - verb

· collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"

Hypernym(s): collect, take_in




8. raise - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): grow, farm, produce

Hypernym(s): cultivate




9. raise - verb

· look after a child until it is an adult; "raise a family"; "bring up children"

Synonym(s): rear, bring_up, nurture, parent




10. raise - verb

· summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Synonym(s): conjure, conjure_up, invoke, evoke, stir, call_down, arouse, bring_up, put_forward, call_forth

Hypernym(s): call_up, summon




11. raise - verb

· move upwards; "lift one's eyes"

Synonym(s): lift

Hypernym(s): move, displace




12. raise - verb

· construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"

Synonym(s): erect, rear, set_up, put_up

Hypernym(s): construct, build, make

Antonym(s): level




13. raise - verb

· call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

Synonym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, provoke

Hypernym(s): make, create




14. raise - verb

· create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"

Hypernym(s): make, create




15. raise - verb

· raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

Synonym(s): lift, elevate

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




16. raise - verb

· increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

Synonym(s): enhance, heighten

Hypernym(s): intensify, compound, heighten, deepen




17. raise - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): promote, upgrade, advance, kick_upstairs, elevate

Hypernym(s): delegate, designate, depute, assign




18. raise - verb

· cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"

Synonym(s): leaven, prove

Hypernym(s): raise, lift, elevate, get_up, bring_up




19. raise - verb

· bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

Hypernym(s): bid, call




20. raise - verb

· bet more than the previous player

Hypernym(s): bet, wager, play




21. raise - verb

· cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"

Synonym(s): recruit, levy

Hypernym(s): enlist, draft, muster_in




22. raise - verb

· put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"

Synonym(s): bring_up

Hypernym(s): mention, advert, bring_up, cite, name, refer




23. raise - verb

· pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"

Hypernym(s): pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound_out, enunciate, say




24. raise - verb

· activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"

Hypernym(s): incite, instigate, set_off, stir_up




25. raise - verb

· establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"

Hypernym(s): reach, get_through, get_hold_of, contact




26. raise - verb

· multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

Hypernym(s): multiply




27. raise - verb

· bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"

Hypernym(s): bring_out, set_off




28. raise - verb

· invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"

Synonym(s): lift

Hypernym(s): better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate




29. raise - verb

· put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"

Synonym(s): lift

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




30. raise - verb

· cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"

Synonym(s): resurrect, upraise

Hypernym(s): resuscitate, revive




31. raising - adjective

· increasing in quantity or value; "a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"





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