raiseverb [ T ]uk /reɪz/ us /reɪz/
raise verb [ T ] (LIFT)
raise verb [ T ] (INCREASE)
- The increase in interest rates will raise the cost of living.
- The government's decision to raise taxes has caused a great furore.
- Banks have raised their lending rates by 2%.
- The campaign has certainly succeeded in raising public awareness of the issue.
- You'll have to raise your voice if you want to be heard in here.
raise verb [ T ] (EXIST)
- This latest scandal has raised doubts about his suitability for the post.
- This case has raised a multitude of questions.
- A series of unsolved murders on the island has raised fears that a psychopathic serial killer is on the loose.
- I would like to raise a point of order.
- This raises the question of teacher pay.
raise verb [ T ] (DEVELOP)
- Although he was raised a Catholic, he was an agnostic for most of his adult life.
- She decided to turn vegan after watching a documentary about how poultry is raised.
- She thinks she knows everything about raising children, but I could tell her a thing or two.
- He was born and raised in Texas.
- My dad died when we were small so my mum raised the family on her own.
raise verb [ T ] (CARD GAMES)
raise verb [ T ] (STOP)
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- all good things (must) come to an end idiom
- and have done with it idiom
- be over the hump idiom
- knock off (sth)
- lay sth to rest idiom
- lay the ghost of sth (to rest) idiom
- leave it at that idiom
- the curtain falls on sth idiom
- to the bitter end idiom
- top sth off