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Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) raise

Synonyms: raise, lift, heave Definition: the act of raising something Usage: he responded with a lift of his eyebrow; fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Hypernyms: actuation, propulsion Definition: the act of propelling

Synonyms: raise Definition: increasing the size of a bet (as in poker) Usage: I'll see your raise and double it

Hypernyms: gamble Definition: a risky act or venture

Synonyms: raise, rise, hike, wage hike, wage increase, salary increase Definition: the amount a salary is increased Usage: he got a 3% raise; he got a wage hike

Hypernyms: increase, increment Definition: the amount by which something increases Usage: they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare

Synonyms: ascent, acclivity, climb, upgrade, rise, raise Definition: an upward slope or grade (as in a road) Usage: the car couldn't make it up the rise

Hypernyms: slope, side, incline Definition: an elevated geological formation Usage: he climbed the steep slope; the house was built on the side of a mountain

Synonyms for (verb) raise

Synonyms: upraise, raise, resurrect Definition: cause to become alive again Usage: raise from the dead; Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected; Upraising ghosts

Hypernyms: resuscitate, revive Definition: cause to regain consciousness Usage: The doctors revived the comatose man

Synonyms: raise Definition: raise the level or amount of something Usage: raise my salary; raise the price of bread

Hypernyms: increase Definition: make bigger or more Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Synonyms: enhance, raise, heighten Definition: increase Usage: This will enhance your enjoyment; heighten the tension

Hypernyms: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions

Synonyms: lift, raise Definition: put an end to Usage: lift a ban; raise a siege

Hypernyms: end, terminate Definition: bring to an end or halt Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I

Synonyms: raise, elevate, lift Definition: raise in rank or condition Usage: The new law lifted many people from poverty

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: lift, raise Definition: invigorate or heighten Usage: lift my spirits; lift his ego

Hypernyms: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better Definition: to make better Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Synonyms: raise Definition: bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project Usage: raised edges

Hypernyms: set off, bring out Definition: direct attention to, as if by means of contrast Usage: This dress accentuates your nice figure!; I set off these words by brackets

Synonyms: raise Definition: multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3

Hypernyms: multiply Definition: combine by multiplication Usage: multiply 10 by 15

Synonyms: raise Definition: establish radio communications with Usage: They managed to raise Hanoi last night

Hypernyms: reach, contact, get hold of, get through Definition: be in or establish communication with Usage: Our advertisements reach millions; He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia

Synonyms: raise Definition: activate or stir up Usage: raise a mutiny

Hypernyms: set off, incite, instigate, stir up Definition: provoke or stir up Usage: incite a riot; set off great unrest among the people

Synonyms: raise Definition: cause to be heard or known; express or utter Usage: raise a shout; raise a protest; raise a sad cry

Hypernyms: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse

Synonyms: raise Definition: pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth Usage: raise your `o'

Hypernyms: pronounce, say, sound out, enounce, enunciate, articulate Definition: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way Usage: She pronounces French words in a funny way; I cannot say `zip wire'; Can the child sound out this complicated word?

Synonyms: raise, bring up Definition: put forward for consideration or discussion Usage: raise the question of promotions; bring up an unpleasant topic

Hypernyms: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer Definition: make reference to Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Synonyms: raise, recruit, levy Definition: cause to assemble or enlist in the military Usage: raise an army; recruit new soldiers

Hypernyms: draft, enlist, muster in Definition: engage somebody to enter the army

Synonyms: raise Definition: bet more than the previous player

Hypernyms: play, bet, wager Definition: stake on the outcome of an issue Usage: I bet $100 on that new horse; She played all her money on the dark horse

Synonyms: raise Definition: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

Hypernyms: bid, call Definition: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands Usage: He called his trump

Synonyms: bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, raise, evoke, stir Definition: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic Usage: raise the specter of unemployment; he conjured wild birds in the air; call down the spirits from the mountain

Hypernyms: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: set up, put up, raise, rear, erect Definition: construct, build, or erect Usage: Raise a barn

Hypernyms: construct, make, build Definition: make by combining materials and parts Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Synonyms: produce, raise, grow, farm Definition: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques Usage: The Bordeaux region produces great red wines; They produce good ham in Parma; We grow wheat here; We raise hogs here

Hypernyms: cultivate Definition: foster the growth of

Synonyms: raise Definition: create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise Usage: raise hell; raise the roof; raise Cain

Hypernyms: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Hypernyms: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: raise, lift Definition: move upwards Usage: lift one's eyes

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: prove, raise, leaven Definition: cause to puff up with a leaven Usage: unleavened bread

Hypernyms: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load

Synonyms: raise Definition: collect funds for a specific purpose Usage: The President raised several million dollars for his college

Hypernyms: take in, collect Definition: call for and obtain payment of Usage: we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts; he collected the rent

Synonyms: upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance Definition: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position Usage: 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

Hypernyms: delegate, depute, designate, assign Definition: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)