Definition - raise

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  1. put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
  2. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;
  3. raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  4. create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
  5. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
  6. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  7. bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
  8. move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
  9. multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  10. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  11. establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
  12. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
  13. activate or s

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