Noun Raising Definition and Examples





Lift or move to a higher position or level.
  1. 'his flag was raised over the city'
  2. 'The soldiers swept into a police station in the compound and raised a flag above it.'
  3. 'Grasp a dumbbell in each hand, and raise your arms straight above your head, keeping elbows slightly bent.'
  4. 'They suggest raising the proposed buildings on the site and demolishing and remodelling the existing stone flood barrier on the banks of the Aire to ease the flow in times of flooding.'
  5. 'I didn't notice that the easel was on a platform raised seven inches above the ground.'
  6. 'To this day, he cannot raise his arms above his shoulders.'
  7. 'His injuries are still with him; he cannot raise his arms above his shoulders; he still has a slight limp.'
  8. 'Sit or stand with one arm raised to shoulder height in front of your body, elbow bent.'
  9. 'The cargo worker had raised the loader platform level with the luggage hold and stepped into the hold to check everything before the flight.'
  10. 'This pain usually is worse when you raise your arm or lift something above your head.'
  11. 'The feeling of suspicion faded as soon as she breathed the cool air of the night, the cigar smoke fading into a memory as she moved forward, raising her hood over her curls.'
  12. 'It is slowly raised upright, a careful job made more arduous by high heat and humidity.'
  13. 'In 1990 the tree on which they grow was blown over by a cyclone - or the fringes of one - but we managed to raise it up again.'
  14. 'Squeeze with your glutes and hamstrings to push your hips forward and raise your torso back to the upright position.'
  15. 'By raising the mill structure, the work caused the River Sow to back up upstream leading to flooding in the southern part of the town.'
  16. 'After the barn was raised, I built a cowshed and horse stall on the east side.'
  17. 'But when the slums are burnt down to raise high rise buildings, they are completely quiet, they don't protest.'
  18. 'the galloping horse raised a cloud of dust'
  19. 'divers have located and hope to raise the submarine'
  20. 'Earlier this year another group found and raised the ship's bell and the name was confirmed.'
  21. 'It is up to them to decide whether to raise the ship.'
  22. 'The submarine could not be raised for six weeks, at which time the bodies on board were recovered'
  23. 'Last month experts began the tricky task of raising the first section, the range finder - the first move in what is expected to be at least a three-year operation.'
  24. 'He was part of a diving group that were using inflatable equipment to raise a boat which had gone down earlier.'
  25. 'The Japan Coast Guard filmed the body of the ship last week using an underwater camera, and plans to conduct a further probe in late April using divers and submersible vessels before raising it.'
  26. 'He said an attempt would be made to raise the submarine from the seabed and that financial assistance will be offered to the families of the dead.'
  27. 'One thing that fascinated me on hearing that the Russians were bent on raising the crippled sub was exactly how one goes about lifting it, with live torpedoes still aboard?'
  28. 'We'll do whatever it takes to recover the bodies and to raise the submarine and to figure it out.'
  29. 'Attached were the steel cables that would allow the Kursk to be raised to the surface.'
  30. 'Added to selective breeding is another step, another human act, that of using yeast to raise the bread or ferment the wine.'
  31. 'the gig mills raised the nap on the cloth prior to shearing'
Increase the amount, level, or strength of.
  1. 'the need to raise the quality of education'
  2. 'And part of his brief includes managing the facility and raising its profile within the local community.'
  3. 'The institute found that an increase in credit provision raises the rate of insolvencies.'
  4. 'The bizarre sight of two snorkellers in wetsuits and extreme wet weather gear at the crossroads in Regent Street was aimed at raising awareness of how climate change is increasing the risk of flooding.'
  5. 'Until now, health officials have had to work hard to raise awareness and increase demand for the flu shots among these groups.'
  6. 'The children and young people of our area are taking the lead in raising awareness of the amount of litter and vandalism on our streets and parks.'
  7. 'The Bank of England has raised interest rates four times since last November.'
  8. 'The central bank is likely to raise interest rates in the next two months in response to domestic inflation topping 5%.'
  9. 'Voices raised now stand an excellent chance of being heard.'
  10. 'The increase comes amidst reports that all banks are set to raise interest rates after years of offering cheap credit.'
  11. 'Last week, both the United States Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank raised interest rates.'
  12. 'the king raised him to the title of Count Torre Bella'
  13. 'Thus by virtue of her humility she was raised to a higher rank.'
  14. 'He deftly sidestepped the falls of Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell and was raised to the peerage.'
  15. '3 raised to the 7th power is 2,187'
  16. 'The recipe in this case is to take each prime p from 2 to infinity, raise it to the power s, then after some further arithmetic multiply together the terms for all p.'
  17. 'I'll raise you another hundred dollars'
  18. no object 'North raises to three no trumps'
Cause to occur or to be considered.
  1. 'universities are meant to raise doubts about every axiom'
  2. 'A point of order was raised earlier concerning the lodging of written questions.'
  3. 'There is nothing to forgive anyone for; no one need feel guilty about raising any doubts about the proposal.'
  4. 'I hope I clarified some of the questions without raising too many others.'
  5. 'Reasonable doubt has been raised about the accuracy of the survey.'
  6. 'He raises some doubts about some of this information.'
  7. 'Another issue raised by submitters was the extension to the criminal limitation period.'
  8. 'Nowhere during the campaign did I hear or see the question of support for poorer students raised with candidates or in the media.'
  9. 'The group use the hand waves to signal their agreement or disagreement, and a minute-taker speaks only to clarify points raised.'
  10. 'It was only in response to the application that the issue of retroactive child support was raised.'
  11. 'He instantly raised the alarm and neighbours entered the smoke filled kitchen and pulled her from the dwelling.'
  12. 'We would then raise an invoice for £75k with standard payment terms.'
  13. 'The campaign is being led by a teacher who has raised a petition calling on highway chiefs to take action.'
  14. 'Emma campaigned for years, raising a petition and badgering councillors.'
  15. 'We are raising a petition, organising meetings and we are going to write to the Pope.'
  16. 'I explained that the only way to do this with the speed they required was to raise a purchase order.'
  17. 'A petition was raised condemning the council's actions and Smith was voted out of office in that year's elections.'
  18. 'Any further delay in raising a purchase order will make it more likely that this critical phase in the project will not be delivered within your desired time-scales.'
  19. 'They raised two petitions and sent 64 letters of objection.'
Collect, levy, or bring together (money or resources)
  1. 'They raised a force of 6,000 to join the army - raw recruits, including many London apprentices.'
  2. 'Different student clubs within the community are planning events to raise funds and provide resources for the relief effort.'
  3. 'The money raised provides ongoing support for AIDS orphaned children in Zambia.'
  4. 'The funding to purchase these properties was raised from individual investors who purchased shares in the companies.'
  5. 'Clark hopes to raise up to $50 million from investors in the first year.'
  6. 'He was finally appointed lieutenant colonel and authorized to raise a regiment.'
  7. 'The royal bodyguard and a navy were maintained and the revenue to support them raised.'
  8. 'They had built Fort St. David in Cuddalore and they raised an army here and began their ascent to power.'
  9. 'Put another way, the government cannot raise large amounts of revenue from a tax that can easily be avoided.'
  10. 'The club flourished and became a limited company in 1894 and capital was raised to build a new super stadium at Burnden Park.'
Bring up (a child)
  1. 'My dad was the only one raising us and he became seriously ill.'
  2. 'They settled in Brooklyn and all of the children were raised and other generations born here.'
  3. 'It's because women drop out of the workforce, raise children, prefer jobs where they can work at home.'
  4. 'An infant is raised by one or two parents and acquires an attachment, usually a strong one, to these people.'
  5. 'This will reduce the number of latch-key kids, reduce loitering and crime on the streets and decrease the stress on mothers who try valiantly to juggle jobs, while at the same time looking after and raising a family.'
  6. 'Traditionally, the mother was the primary caregiver, but recently the father and other family members have been recognized as equally important in raising infants.'
  7. 'Born in Canberra and raised by an adoptive Spanish mother and Paraguayan father, he has no doubt about his loyalty.'
  8. 'Moses was saved and raised up as an Egyptian; later he set the remaining Israelites free.'
  9. 'Stay-at-home pops like me enthusiastically welcome this affirmation; it validates the decision to let our salaried lives fall by the wayside in favor of raising our kids.'
  10. 'You know it's a shame to be raised up in a world where there's nothing but fighting.'
  11. 'they raised pigs and kept a pony'
  12. 'He comes from Bulgaria, where his family has a small farm and raises a few goats.'
  13. 'Being a farm girl, I felt certain I could raise crops, tend livestock, and hunt game to feed my family.'
  14. 'Once they have achieved that goal, they raise a cash crop.'
  15. 'He raised cattle and later added pigs and sheep to gain a steadier income to support his family.'
  16. 'He didn't grow any crops or raise any animals but still he always seemed to prosper.'
  17. 'A project in the Himalayas diverts 6 million litres of sewage per day that would otherwise be dumped into the Ganges and uses it to raise fodder crops.'
  18. 'The research should also benefit those who raise sheep, since the genetic makeup of sheep is very similar to that of cattle.'
  19. 'Many farms also raise poultry and livestock, and almost all farm families have at least one or two pigs.'
  20. 'The workers raise chickens, grow their own vegetables, have a fish tank and rent out space for horses.'
  21. 'Danish agriculture is so different, even though we raise the same crops and face the same challenges as the States.'
Bring (someone) back from death.
  1. 'So when he was raised from death, his friends remembered this, and they believed it.'
  2. 'Dozens of miracles and curses will allow you to wreak havoc on your enemies or even raise them from the dead to fight for you.'
  3. 'Joan is captured by York while raising demonic spirits.'
  4. 'Witches are thought to have the power to raise angry spirits, and the anger of a spirit may or may not be justified in the view of the affected family.'
Abandon or force an enemy to abandon (a siege, blockade, or embargo)
  1. 'In May 1645 Prince Rupert captured Leicester, forcing the parliamentarians to raise the siege of Oxford.'
  2. 'In 1836 the British Legion helped raise the siege of San Sebastián, and regular Royal Marines arrived to garrison a nearby port.'
  3. 'On the approach of the Frankish army he again raised the siege, but this time the Franks gave battle.'
(of someone at sea) come in sight of (land or another ship)
  1. 'I raised him on the open line'
  2. 'She figured she was safe enough to try raising the prison, so she configured the radio and transmitted a hailing.'
Stimulate production of (an antiserum, antibody, or other biologically active substance) against the appropriate target cell or substance.
  1. 'Fucose was complexed with bovine serum albumin to raise antibodies against fucose.'
  2. 'It had become a laboratory standard or reference strain for raising antibodies and for challenge in virus neutralization test to detect and assay antibody in serum.'
  3. 'The filter is then probed with antibodies raised against a particular protein.'


An increase in salary.
  1. 'Companies stepped up hiring and gave workers bigger raises in July.'
  2. 'Academics may fancy themselves ‘above’ the sordid world of commerce, but they fight mightily for raises, time off, perks.'
  3. 'Second, when salary raises were distributed, excellence in teaching would be weighed just as heavily as excellence in research.'
  4. 'And employers, faced with falling demand and dwindling margins, cut back on salaries, raises, benefits, and other perks.'
  5. 'And police officers get raises because they have a union.'
  6. 'In that last salary review, the judges had asked for a raise of $47,000 or 26 per cent.'
  7. 'Over the next four years, he held more responsible jobs at the company, but these promotions weren't accompanied by raises.'
  8. 'With pension promises basically free, companies were also offering pension increases in lieu of salary raises, increasing their obligations.'
  9. 'I'm sure he was making a really long list of good things to say about me, and adding up a really long row of numbers that will be the raise in my salary.'
  10. 'The rising cost of health benefits could more than cancel out proposed raises.'
(in poker or brag) an increase in a stake.
  1. 'I had nothing invested so far but jacks were a fair hand, worth calling a raise; or so I thought.'
  2. 'If someone raises your big blind and everyone folds, you're getting 3.5 to 1 on calling the raise.'
  3. 'Calling a bet, then digging back into your chip pile and declaring a raise is called a string-raise.'
  4. 'Since you owed the pot 15 cents for calling and 25 for your raise, you would put 40 cents into the pot.'
  5. 'In your example, player B did not have enough table stakes to cover future raises, so he went all-in.'
  6. 'Routinely calling each raise from the blind may cost you quite a bit of money.'
  7. 'Then betting commences with raises, calls and folds as usual.'
An act of lifting or raising a part of the body while holding a weight.
  1. 'The overhead press and overhead lateral raise are good movements to make your shoulders wider.'
  2. 'He finishes with either bent-over lateral raises or dumbbell shrugs, alternating weekly between the two.'
  3. 'Precede this exercise with overhead presses and follow it with side laterals and bent-over lateral raises.'
((p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raise|--|(n.) The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.|--|(n.) Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising.|--|(n.) The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning.|--|)

noun, Linguistics.

1. a rule of transformational grammar that shifts the subject or object of an embedded clause into the subject or object position of the main clause, as in the derivation of The suspect appears to be innocent from It appears that the suspect is innocent.


"There can be raising payouts."
"There can be raising dividends."
"There can be raising capitals."
"people/places/organizations can be raised."
"raisings can be about people/places/organizations."
"moneys can be raised."
"flags can be raised."
"funds can be raised."
"capitals can be raised."
"rates can be raised."
"taxes can be raised."
"raisings can be by companies."
"ages can be raised."
"revenues can be raised."
"prices can be raised."
"ceilings can be raised."
"standards can be raised."
"raisings can be up to people/places/organizations."
"raisings can be in places."
"raisings can be in markets."
"raisings can rate points in bids."
"raisings can yield points in/at/on percents."
"raisings can tension months in cities."
"raisings can shriek kinds of laughters."
"raisings can shriek kinds from friends."
"raisings can reflect rises in people/places/organizations."
"raisings can reflect rises in debts."
"raisings can record defeats from places."
"raisings can record beginnings from places."
"raisings can rate banks on dates."
"raisings can question erms about methods."
"raisings can provide forms for debates."
"raisings can permit pulsings at people/places/organizations."
"raisings can involve necessities under articles."
"raisings can involve necessities to courts."
"raisings can include raisings with issues."
"raisings can include moneys from nationals."
"raisings can include initials to people/places/organizations."
"raisings can include initials from placements."
"raisings can include initials at people/places/organizations."

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