Definition - raise

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  1. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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"
  2. activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
  3. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
  4. cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
  5. pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
  6. put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
  7. cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
  8. bet more than the previous player
  9. bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
  10. cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
  11. summon into a

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