Synonyms for raise

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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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'

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: draft, enlist, muster in

Definition: engage somebody to enter the army


Synonyms: raise

Definition: bet more than the previous player

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: delegate, depute, designate, assign

Definition: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)