Synonyms for raise


1. raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase, increase, increment
usage: the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
2. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade, slope, incline, side
usage: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
3. raise, gamble
usage: increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
4. lift, raise, heave, propulsion, actuation
usage: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"


1. raise, increase
usage: raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
2. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up, move, displace
usage: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
3. raise, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
usage: cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
4. raise, collect, take in
usage: collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
5. grow, raise, farm, produce, cultivate
usage: 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"
6. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent
usage: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
7. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth, make, create
usage: 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"
8. lift, raise, move, displace
usage: move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
9. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up, construct, build, make
usage: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
10. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, make, create
usage: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
11. raise, make, create
usage: create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
12. lift, raise, elevate, change, alter, modify
usage: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
13. enhance, heighten, raise, intensify, compound, heighten, deepen
usage: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
14. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate, delegate, designate, depute, assign
usage: 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"
15. raise, leaven, prove, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
usage: cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
16. raise, bid, call
usage: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
17. raise, bet, wager, play
usage: bet more than the previous player
18. recruit, levy, raise, enlist, draft, muster in
usage: cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
19. raise, bring up, mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer
usage: put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
20. raise, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
usage: pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
21. raise, incite, instigate, set off, stir up
usage: activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
22. raise, reach, get through, get hold of, contact
usage: establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
23. raise, multiply
usage: multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
24. raise, bring out, set off
usage: bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
25. raise, lift, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
usage: invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
26. lift, raise, end, terminate
usage: put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
27. resurrect, raise, upraise, resuscitate, revive
usage: cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
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