Textual thesaurus for "raise"

(noun) lift, heave

the act of raising something

he responded with a lift of his eyebrow; fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

(noun) rise, hike, wage hike, wage increase, salary increase

the amount a salary is increased

he got a 3% raise; he got a wage hike

(noun) ascent, acclivity, climb, upgrade, rise

an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

the car couldn't make it up the rise

(verb) upraise, resurrect

cause to become alive again

raise from the dead; Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected; Upraising ghosts

(verb) enhance, heighten


This will enhance your enjoyment; heighten the tension

(verb) lift

put an end to

lift a ban; raise a siege

(verb) elevate, lift

raise in rank or condition

The new law lifted many people from poverty

(verb) lift

invigorate or heighten

lift my spirits; lift his ego

(verb) bring up

put forward for consideration or discussion

raise the question of promotions; bring up an unpleasant topic

(verb) recruit, levy

cause to assemble or enlist in the military

raise an army; recruit new soldiers

(verb) bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, evoke, stir

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

(verb) set up, put up, rear, erect

construct, build, or erect

Raise a barn

(verb) produce, grow, farm

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

(verb) kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, provoke

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

(verb) lift

move upwards

lift one's eyes

(verb) lift, get up, bring up, elevate

raise from a lower to a higher position

Raise your hands; Lift a load

(verb) prove, leaven

cause to puff up with a leaven

unleavened bread

(verb) upgrade, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance

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

(verb) bring up, rear, parent, nurture

bring up

raise a family; bring up children