Definition - raise

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  1. raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  2. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  3. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
  4. move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
  5. bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project; "raised edges"
  6. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  7. multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
  8. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
  9. establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
  10. collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
  11. activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
  12. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women ten

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