1 lift (up), elevate; hoist, pull up, haul up, run up, Literary upraise:
She raised the glass to her lips. We raised the mainsail and sailed out of the harbour
2 erect, put up, construct, build, produce, create, put together, assemble, frame:
With the help of some neighbours, the barn was raised in less than a day
3 farm, grow, cultivate, plant, bring up, nurture, harvest, propagate:
During that year's mild winter, we were able to raise three crops.
4 bring up, nurture, rear; mother, father, parent:
His grandmother raised ten children, six girls and four boys.
5 assemble, gather, bring or gather or get together, muster, mobilize, round up, rally, collect, convene, recruit, Colloq pull together:
Do you think you could raise an army quickly enough to defend us against attack?
6 increase, boost, advance, put up, jack up, run up, inflate, escalate:
Why are consumer petrol prices always raised at the vaguest hint of an increase in oil prices?
7 cultivate, foster, nurture, heighten, stimulate, buoy, lift, uplift, boost, arouse, quicken, encourage, develop:
The news about the new company raised our hopes of finding jobs.
8 open, introduce, initiate, broach, bring up, bring or put forward, present, suggest, mention, moot:
It is regrettable that you saw fit to raise such a delicate issue.
9 remove, relieve, lift, abandon, eliminate, discontinue, (bring to an) end, terminate:
Restrictions on travel to south-east Asia were about to be raised.
10 cause, provoke, evoke, occasion, put or set in motion, institute, prompt, engender, stir up, instigate, inspire, give rise to, bring about, arouse, originate:
Objections to the relaxation of safety regulations were raised by relatives of the victims of the earlier disaster
11 utter, express, bring up, put forward, shout, call:
Was it you who raised the alarm at the first sign of smoke?
12 assemble, obtain, get, collect, amass, solicit:
We raised twice as much for charity as last year.
13 invigorate, animate, vitalize, vivify, buoy, lift, uplift, cheer (up), exhilarate, elate:
Our spirits were raised considerably by the news from head office.