Synonyms of raise
1 liftDictionary • He raised his hand to wave.
elevate • Jack elevated the gun at the sky.
heave • He heaved Barney to his feet.
2 set upright • She raised herself on one elbow.
lift • Curious shoppers lifted their children to take a closer look at the parade.
elevate • Emotional stress can elevate blood pressure.
3 increaseDictionary • Two incidents in recent days have raised the level of concern.
increase • The company has increased the price of its cars.
reinforce • This sense of privilege tends to be reinforced by the outside world.
advance • Rebel forces are advancing on the capital.
boost • They need to take action to boost sales.
strengthen • Community leaders want to strengthen controls at external frontiers.
exaggerate • He tends to exaggerate the importance of his job.
hike (up) (informal)
enlarge • plans to enlarge the park into a 30,000 all-seater stadium
escalate • Defeat could cause one side or the other to escalate the conflict.
inflate • Promotion can inflate a film's final cost.
aggravate • Stress and lack of sleep can aggravate the situation.
magnify • The telescope magnifies images over 11 times.
augment • She was searching for a way to augment her income.
jack up • The company would have to jack up its prices.
4 improveDictionary • a new drive to raise standards of literacy in Britain's schools
improve • He improved their house.
boost • We need a big win to boost our confidence.
enhance • They want to enhance their reputation abroad.
upgrade • Medical facilities are being reorganized and upgraded.
ameliorate • Nothing can be done to ameliorate the situation.
lift • A brisk walk in the fresh air can lift your mood.
5 make louder • Don't you raise your voice to me!
heighten • The move has heightened tension in the state.
amplify • The music was amplified with microphones.
intensify • They are intensifying their efforts to secure the release of the hostages.
magnify • Poverty and human folly magnify natural disasters.
6 collectDictionary • events held to raise money
collect • They collected donations for a fund to help the earthquake victims.
get • The problem was how to get enough food.
gather • She started gathering up her things.
obtain • Evans was trying to obtain a false passport.
acquire • The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
accumulate • Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
amass • We didn't enquire as to how he had amassed his fortune.
7 mobilizeDictionary • Landed nobles provided courts of justice and raised troops.
mobilize • The government has mobilized troops to help.
mass • Shortly after the announcement, police began to mass at the shipyard.
recruit • He's managed to recruit an army of crooks.
assemble • The assembled multitude cheered as the leaders arrived.
muster • The general had mustered his troops north of the border.
enlist • Three thousand men were enlisted.
8 causeDictionary • a joke that raised a smile
cause • I don't want to cause any trouble.
produce • The drug is known to produce side-effects.
create • Criticism will only create feelings of failure.
occasion (formal) • The incident occasioned a full-scale parliamentary row.
provoke • His comments have provoked a shocked reaction.
originate • No-one knows who originated this story.
give rise to
engender • Insults engender hatred against those who indulge in them.
9 put forwardDictionary • He had been consulted and had raised no objections.
suggest • I suggest you ask him some specific questions about his past.
introduce • She does not abandon her responsibility to introduce new ideas.
advance • Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
broach • Eventually I broached the subject of her early life.
moot • When the theatre idea was first mooted, I had my doubts.
10 bring upDictionary • the house where she was raised
develop • She developed a taste for expensive nightclubs.
rear • I was reared in east Texas.
foster • She has fostered more than 100 children.
educate • He was educated at the local grammar school.
nurture • Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their children to adulthood.
11 growDictionary • He raises 2,000 acres of wheat and hay.
grow • I always grow a few red onions in my allotment.
produce • The plant produces sweet fruit with deep red flesh.
farm • They had farmed the same land for generations.
cultivate • She cultivated a small garden of her own.
propagate • The easiest way to propagate a vine is to take cuttings.
12 breedDictionary • She raised chickens and pigs.
breed • He lived alone, breeding horses and dogs.
keep • This mad writer kept a lobster as a pet.
tend • For years he tended her in her illness.
rear • She spends a lot of time rearing animals.
nurture • The modern conservatory is not an environment for nurturing plants.
13 buildDictionary • They raised a church in the shape of a boat.
build • Developers are now proposing to build a hotel on the site.
construct • The boxes should be constructed from rough-sawn timber.
erect • Demonstrators have erected barricades in the roads.
14 stir upDictionary
excite • The proposal failed to excite our interest.
motivate • His hard work was motivated by a need to achieve.
arouse • His work has aroused intense interest.
evoke • The programme has evoked a storm of protest.
activate • video cameras that can be activated by computer
rouse • He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
incite • He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
instigate • The violence was instigated by ex-members of the secret police.
kindle • These poems have helped kindle the imagination of generations of children.
foment • They accused strike leaders of fomenting violence.
set on foot
15 communicate with • the ability to raise the dead
reach • I'll tell her you've been trying to reach her.
contact • When she first contacted me, she was upset.
get hold of
get in touch with
16 promoteDictionary • He was to be raised to the rank of ambassador.
promote • I was promoted to editor and then editorial director.
upgrade • He was upgraded to security guard.
elevate • He was elevated to the post of Prime Minister.
advance • He was busy advancing other people's work.
exalt • God has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
aggrandize • He would go on and on, showing off, aggrandizing himself.
end • The book ends on a lengthy description of Hawaii.
lift • The Commission has urged them to lift their ban on imports.
abandon • efforts to persuade him to abandon his claim to the presidency
terminate • Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
relinquish (formal) • He does not intend to relinquish power.
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• efforts to persuade him to abandon his claim to the presidency
accumulateWhen you accumulate things or when they accumulate, they collect or are gathered over a period of time.
• Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
• The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
Thesaurus for raise from the Collins English Thesaurus
to move, cause to move, or elevate to a higher position or level; lift
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