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Translation of "raise" - English-Spanish dictionary

raise

verb   /reɪz/ ( present participle raising, past tense and past participle raised)
B1 to lift something to a higher position levantar She raised her hand.
B1 to make an amount or level go up aumentar They have raised taxes.
to look after a child until he or she has become an adult criar
to collect money from people in order to do a particular thing recaudar They held a sale to raise money for charity.
raise a question, subject, etc.
to start talking about a subject that you want other people to consider plantear una pregunta, sacar un tema, etc. I’m going to raise the issue with Sally at the meeting.
raise your voice
to speak loudly and angrily to someone levantar la voz
(Definition of raise from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

raise

verb /reiz/
to move or lift to a high(er) position levantar Raise your right hand Raise the flag.
to make higher subir, elevar 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 cultivar; criar We don’t raise pigs on this farm.
to rear, bring up (a child) criar She has raised a large family.
to state (a question, objection etc which one wishes to have discussed) plantear Has anyone in the audience any points they would like to raise?
to collect; to gather recaudar; reunir We’ll try to raise money The revolutionaries managed to raise a small army.
to cause provocar His remarks raised a laugh.
to cause to rise or appear levantar The car raised a cloud of dust.
to build (a monument etc) levantar, erigir They’ve raised a statue of Robert Burns / in memory of Robert Burns.
to give (a shout etc) exclamar There’s no need to raise your voice.
to make contact with by radio comunicarse (con) 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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