Synonyms and definition of the word or term



  • S: (n) acclivity , ascent , climb , rise , upgrade an upward slope or grade (as in a road). (the car couldn't make it up the rise)
  • S: (n) heave , lift the act of raising something. (he responded with a lift of his eyebrow | fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up)
  • S: (n) hike , rise , salary increase , wage hike , wage increase the amount a salary is increased. (he got a 3% raise | he got a wage hike)


  • S: (v) arouse , elicit , enkindle , evoke , fire , kindle , provoke call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). (arouse pity | raise a smile | evoke sympathy)
  • S: (v) levy , recruit cause to assemble or enlist in the military. (raise an army | recruit new soldiers)
  • S: (v) resurrect , upraise cause to become alive again. (raise from the dead | Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected | Upraising ghosts)
  • S: (v) leaven , prove cause to puff up with a leaven. (unleavened bread)
  • S: (v) erect , put up , rear , set up construct, build, or erect. (Raise a barn)
  • S: (v) farm , grow , produce cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques. (The Bordeaux region produces great red wines | They produce good ham in Parma | We grow wheat here | We raise hogs here)
  • S: (v) advance , elevate , kick upstairs , promote , upgrade give a promotion to or assign to a higher position. (John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired | Women tend not to advance in the major law firms | I got promoted after many years of hard work)
  • S: (v) enhance , heighten increase. (This will enhance your enjoyment | heighten the tension)
  • S: (v) lift invigorate or heighten. (lift my spirits | lift his ego)
  • S: (v) bring up , nurture , parent , rear look after a child until it is an adult. (raise a family | bring up children)
  • S: (v) lift move upwards. (lift one's eyes)
  • S: (v) lift put an end to. (lift a ban | raise a siege)
  • S: (v) bring up put forward for consideration or discussion. (raise the question of promotions | bring up an unpleasant topic)
  • S: (v) bring up , elevate , get up , lift raise from a lower to a higher position. (Raise your hands | Lift a load)
  • S: (v) elevate , lift raise in rank or condition. (The new law lifted many people from poverty)
  • S: (v) arouse , bring up , call down , call forth , conjure , conjure up , evoke , invoke , put forward , stir summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. (raise the specter of unemployment | he conjured wild birds in the air | call down the spirits from the mountain)


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