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English definition of “raise”

raise

verb [T] (DEVELOP)    /reɪz/
B2 to take care of a person , or an animal or plant , until they are completely grown : Her parents died when she was a baby and she was raised by her grandparents . The lambs had to be raised by hand (= fed artificial milk by people ) when their mother died . The farmer raises (= breeds ) chickens and pigs . The soil around here isn't good enough for raising (= growing ) crops .Parenting and caring for childrenAnimal farming - general words 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:
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