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'raise' - used as a noun
1. the amount a salary is increased
he got a 3% raise
2. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
3. increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
I'll see your raise and double it
4. the act of raising something
fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

'raise' - used as a verb
5. raise the level or amount of something
raise my salary
raise the price of bread
6. raise from a lower to a higher position
Raise your hands
7. cause to be heard or known; express or utter
raise a shout
raise a protest
raise a sad cry
8. collect funds for a specific purpose
The President raised several million dollars for his college
9. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
We raise hogs here
10. bring up
raise a family
11. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
raise the specter of unemployment
12. move upwards
13. construct, build, or erect
Raise a barn
14. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
raise a smile
15. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
raise hell
raise the roof
raise Cain
16. raise in rank or condition
17. increase
18. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
19. cause to puff up with a leaven
20. bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
21. bet more than the previous player
22. cause to assemble or enlist in the military
raise an army
23. put forward for consideration or discussion
raise the question of promotions
24. pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
raise your 'o'
25. activate or stir up
raise a mutiny
26. establish radio communications with
They managed to raise Hanoi last night
27. multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
28. bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
raised edges
29. invigorate or heighten
30. put an end to
raise a siege
31. cause to become alive again
raise from the dead

derived forms
1. Raise / Plural
2. Raise / Past
3. Raise / Third Person
4. Raise / Present Participle
Variations of 'raise'
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    In the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California.