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English definition of “raise”

raise

verb [T] (EXIST)    /reɪz/
B2 to cause to exist : Her answers raised doubts / fears / suspicions in my mind . This discussion has raised many important issues / problems . The announcement raised a cheer / laugh . I want to raise (= talk about) two problems / questions with you. I want to start my own business if I can raise (= obtain ) the money / cash / capital / funds .formal The chapel was raised (= built ) as a memorial to her son .Creating and producingInventing, designing and innovation Grammar:Raise or rise?Raise must have an object, as it is a transitive verb. It is a regular verb; its three forms are raise, raised, raised:
(Definition of raise verb (EXIST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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