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English definition of “raise”

raise

verb [T] (INCREASE)    /reɪz/
B1 to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc.: The government plan to raise taxes. I had to raise my voice (= speak more loudly) to make myself heard over the noise. The inspector said that standards at the school had to be raised. Our little chat has raised my spirits (= made me feel happier).Increasing and intensifying Grammar:Raise or rise?Raise must have an object, as it is a transitive verb. It is a regular verb; its three forms are raise, raised, raised:See more
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