raise verb Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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raise

verb [T]
 
 
/reɪz/
to increase the amount, level, or quality of something: The Bank of England was expected to raise the cost of borrowing after higher than expected inflation figures.raise salaries/prices/taxes There is increasing pressure on exporters to raise prices in foreign markets.raise awareness/standards/quality The new government is pledging to raise standards in education.
FINANCE to manage to get money to invest in a business, project, property, etc.: raise capital/funds/money We will raise funds for reconstruction by disposing of assets. The share issue in the coffee company aims to raise €5m from investors eager to invest in ethical concerns. raise a loan/mortgage
to mention something that you are worried or not sure about so that it can be examined and dealt with: raise concerns/doubts/fears The company announced a package of reforms to address concerns raised by shareholders. raise issues/objections/questions
ACCOUNTING to prepare an invoice: The exporter raises an invoice in the usual way on the overseas buyer.
COMMUNICATIONS to make or arrange a phone call, especially to discuss technical help, business, etc.: If you have a technical fault, you can raise a call using the in-house system.
(Definition of raise verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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