Definition of 'raise'
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Tonight is all about raising money and awareness for veterans worldwide. The Sun (2016)We just have to find a different way to raise the money. Computing (2010)Vertical introductions are rarely a way of raising prices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The move has raised hopes it could boost investor payouts and launch share buybacks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But his comments raise some interesting questions. The Sun (2016)Now two petitions have raised enough for her. The Sun (2016)You can reduce the neck twist by raising one side of your body with a pillow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also raises the longstanding dilemma of whether gorillas should be in captivity at all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their disappearances have sent a shiver through liberal civil society and raised fears of a sinister new crackdown. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The fog was now thinning, and the crew raised two flags. Smithsonian Mag (2017)He says he plans to appeal in a bid to get it raised to five games. The Sun (2013)Used to be my chemistry teacher before he needed to raise money for medical bills. The Sun (2016)The move will raise fears over safety by having more women in the frontline. The Sun (2008)The solutions suggested yesterday raise as many questions as they do answers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She bore him two sons and raised his eldest. Times, Sunday Times (2011) This raises the question of when one will overtake the other. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The result is an extraordinarily eclectic mixture that has drawn applause but also raised a few eyebrows. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The red flags were raised some time ago. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You meet where cash is being raised for good causes. The Sun (2011)You can do your bit to raise awareness by watching. The Sun (2013)Now she was trying to raise money to set up an arts project. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The move raises the prospect that motorists could face fines for overtaking too close to cyclists. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new emphasis on conventional warfare has also raised questions about political control of conflict. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)No one thought to raise the matter of the financial crisis. CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)Clearly the forensic issues raised will cause us to look at other cases. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You discover the showbiz side of your personality when friends get together to raise money for a charity. The Sun (2014)More recently there have been a number of stories raising concern about what is happening in Iran. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This autumn the big six suppliers have raised their prices by an average of 9.1 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sources in both companies moved to damp down fears raised by British trade unions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The companies involved will increase the number of four-star hotels and raise the price of overnight stays. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has raised some questions about some client conflict, where competing brands are run by the same agency. TOP MARKETING AND MEDIA COMPANIES IN THE UK (2002)
Synonyms of 'raise'
hoist, put up
Trends of 'raise'
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Translations for 'raise'
British English: raise /reɪz/ VERB
If you raise something, you move it to a higher position.
She went to the window and raised the blinds.
- American English: raise
- Arabic: يُعْلي
- Brazilian Portuguese: elevar
- Chinese: 提升
- Croatian: podići
- Czech: zvednout
- Danish: hæve
- Dutch: verhogen
- European Spanish: alzar
- Finnish: nostaa
- French: soulever
- German: hochheben
- Greek: σηκώνω
- Italian: alzare
- Japanese: 上げる
- Korean: 올리다
- Norwegian: heve
- Polish: podnieść
- European Portuguese: elevar
- Romanian: a înălța
- Russian: поднимать
- Spanish: alzar
- Swedish: resa höja
- Thai: ยกขึ้น
- Turkish: yukarı kaldırmak
- Ukrainian: піднімати
- Vietnamese: nâng lên
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