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English definition of “raise”

raise

verb [T]
 
 
/reɪz/
LIFT B1 to lift something to a higher position: to raise your handRaising and lowering
INCREASE B1 to increase an amount or level: to raise prices/taxes Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
IMPROVE to improve something: to raise standards Making things betterBecoming better
MONEY B2 to collect money from other people: They're raising money for charity.Collecting and amassing
raise your voice to speak loudly and angrily to someoneTalking angrily
raise hopes/fears/doubts, etc to cause emotions or thoughts: Her answers raised doubts in my mind.Causing things to happen
raise a question/subject, etc B2 to start talking about a subject that you want other people to considerDebate and discussionQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
CHILD B2 to look after and educate a child until they have become an adult: Their ideas on how to raise children didn't always agree.Parenting and caring for children
ANIMALS/CROPS to make an animal or crop grow: to raise chickens/sheep → See also raise the alarmAnimal farming - general words
(Definition of raise verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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