Raise

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Verb

Raise (third-person singular simple present Raises, present participle raising, simple past and past participle raised)

  1. To cause to rise.
    Raise your hand if want to say something.
  2. To collect.
    He raises a lot of money for charity.
  3. To bring up; to grow.
    We visited a farm where they raise chickens.
    Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
  4. (poker) To respond to an initial bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
    John bet, and Julie raised requiring John to put in more money.
  5. (law) To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in property).
    There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use.
  6. (arithmetic) To exponentiate, to involute.
    Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.
  7. (linguistics, transitive, of a verb) To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.

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Noun

Raise (plural Raises)
  1. (US) An increase in wages or salary; a rise (UK).
    The boss gave me a raise.
  2. (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
  3. (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
  4. (poker) A bet which increased the previous bet.

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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old Norse reisa, from Proto-Germanic *raizijanan (whence Old English rǣran and Modern English rear), causative form of *rīsanan (to rise).

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