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Spanish translation of “raise”

raise

verb /reiz/
to move or lift to a high(er) position Raise your right hand Raise the flag. to make higher If you paint your flat, that will raise the value of it considerably We’ll raise that wall about 20 centimetres. to grow (crops) or breed (animals) for food We don’t raise pigs on this farm. to rear, bring up (a child) She has raised a large family. to state (a question, objection etc which one wishes to have discussed) Has anyone in the audience any points they would like to raise? to collect; to gather We’ll try to raise money The revolutionaries managed to raise a small army. to cause His remarks raised a laugh. to cause to rise or appear The car raised a cloud of dust. to build (a monument etc) They’ve raised a statue of Robert Burns / in memory of Robert Burns. to give (a shout etc) There’s no need to raise your voice. to make contact with by radio I can’t raise the mainland. raise someone’s hopes to make someone more hopeful than he was
dar esperanzas a alguien
His hopes were raised when he saw a letter from Sarah on the doormat.
raise hell/Cain / the roof etc to make a great deal of noise
hacer un ruido de todos los demonios
The band really raised the roof and had everybody up on their feet dancing.
raise someone’s spirits to make someone less unhappy
subir el ánimo, levantar la moral de alguien
I tried my best to remain cheerful so as to raise everybody’s spirits.
(Definition of raise from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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