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Raise vs. Increase: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on November 22, 2023
"Raise" is an action that elevates or augments something, while "Increase" denotes a growth or augmentation in amount, size, or intensity.

Key Differences

When one examines the words Raise and Increase, the term "Raise" often implies an action or effort to make something go up or to elevate it. "Increase", on the other hand, simply means that something has grown or augmented in some way, without necessarily implying a direct action.
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Raise is versatile, having multiple uses in different contexts. For example, one can raise a hand, raise children, or raise funds. However, "Increase" primarily centers around the growth in number, size, or degree of something. It doesn't possess the varied meanings that "Raise" does.
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Nov 22, 2023
In the realm of finances, Raise usually refers to an augmentation in wages or salary. For example, employees may ask for a raise from their employers. "Increase", in this context, is a more generic term that can refer to the growth of any financial figure, be it revenue, costs, or profits.
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Nov 22, 2023
Raise has a tactile or physical quality to it, suggesting the act of lifting or moving something upward. "Increase", in contrast, is more abstract, focusing on the concept of growth without implying a specific direction or action.
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Nov 22, 2023
Another distinct difference between Raise and Increase is their grammatical usage. "Raise" is primarily a verb, whereas "Increase" can function both as a verb and a noun. For instance, one might say, "Raise the volume" and "an increase in volume".
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Comparison Chart

Grammatical Role

Primarily used as a verb.
Can be used as both a verb and a noun.
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Implied Action

Suggests a direct action to elevate something.
Denotes growth without implying a direct action.
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Contextual Usage

Has varied meanings (e.g., raise a hand, funds).
Primarily about growth in size, number, or degree.
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Direction

Implies upward movement.
No specific directional implication.
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Financial Context

Often refers to an increase in wages or salary.
Refers to the growth of any financial metric.
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Raise and Increase Definitions

Raise

To lift or move to a higher position.
She decided to Raise her hand in class.
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Oct 09, 2023

Increase

The amount by which something grows.
The Increase in temperature was noticeable.
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Raise

To bring up; nurture.
They decided to Raise a family together.
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Increase

A growth in size, amount, or degree.
The company saw an Increase in profits this year.
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Oct 09, 2023

Raise

To cause an increase, especially in costs or amounts.
The company decided to Raise prices due to increased demand.
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Increase

To make bigger or more extensive.
They decided to Increase their investments.
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Raise

To move to a higher position; elevate
Raised the loads with a crane.
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Increase

To become greater or larger.
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Raise

To set in an upright or erect position
Raise a flagpole.
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Increase

To multiply; reproduce.
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Raise

To erect or build
Raise a new building.
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Increase

To make greater or larger.
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Raise

To cause to arise, appear, or exist
The slap raised a welt.
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Increase

The act of increasing
A steady increase in temperature.
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Raise

To increase in size, quantity, or worth
Raise an employee's salary.
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Increase

The amount or rate by which something is increased
A tax increase of 15 percent.
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Raise

To increase in intensity, degree, strength, or pitch
Raised his voice.
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Increase

(Obsolete) Reproduction and spread; propagation.
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Raise

To improve in rank or dignity; promote
Raised her to management level.
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Increase

(intransitive) (of a quantity, etc.) To become larger or greater.
His rage only increased when I told him of the lost money.
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Raise

To grow, especially in quantity; cultivate
Raise corn and soybeans.
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Increase

(transitive) To make (a quantity, etc.) larger.
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Raise

To breed and care for to maturity
Raise cattle.
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Increase

To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
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Raise

To bring up; rear
Raise children.
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Increase

To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.
The Moon increases.
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Raise

To accustom to something from an early age
"a post-World War II generation raised on shopping malls and multiplex cinemas" (Gustav Niebuhr).
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Increase

An amount by which a quantity is increased.
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Raise

To put forward for consideration
Raised an important question. See Synonyms at broach1.
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Increase

For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
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Raise

To voice; utter
Raise a shout.
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Increase

Offspring, progeny
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Raise

To awaken; arouse
Noise that would raise the dead.
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Increase

(knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).
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Raise

To stir up; instigate
Raise a revolt.
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Increase

To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease.
The waters increased and bare up the ark.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
The heavens forbidBut that our loves and comforts should increase,Even as our days do grow!
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Raise

To bring about; provoke
Remarks intended to raise a laugh.
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Increase

To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
Fishes are more numerous or increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn.
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Raise

To make contact with by radio
Couldn't raise the control tower after midnight.
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Increase

To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.
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Raise

To gather together; collect
Raise money from the neighbors for a charity.
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Increase

To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.
I will increase the famine.
Make denialsIncrease your services.
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Raise

To cause (dough) to puff up.
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Increase

Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.
As if increase of appetite had grownBy what it fed on.
For things of tender kind for pleasure madeShoot up with swift increase, and sudden are decay'd.
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Raise

To end (a siege) by withdrawing troops or forcing the enemy troops to withdraw.
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Increase

That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.
Take thou no usury of him, or increase.
Let them not live to taste this land's increase.
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Raise

To remove or withdraw (an order).
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Increase

Progeny; issue; offspring.
All the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age.
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Raise

To increase (a poker bet).
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Increase

Generation.
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Raise

To bet more than (a preceding bettor in poker).
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Increase

The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; - said of the moon.
Seeds, hair, nails, hedges, and herbs will grow soonest if set or cut in the increase of the moon.
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Raise

To increase the bid of (one's bridge partner).
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Increase

A quantity that is added;
There was an addition to property taxes this year
They recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
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Raise

(Nautical) To bring into sight by approaching nearer
Raised the Cape.
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Increase

A change resulting in an increase;
The increase is scheduled for next month
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Raise

To alter and increase fraudulently the written value of (a check, for example).
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Increase

A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;
The increase in unemployment
The growth of population
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Raise

To cough up (phlegm).
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Increase

The amount by which something increases;
They proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare
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Raise

(Scots) To make angry; enrage.
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Increase

The act of increasing something;
He gave me an increase in salary
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Raise

To increase a poker bet or a bridge bid.
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Increase

Become bigger or greater in amount;
The amount of work increased
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Raise

The act of raising or increasing.
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Increase

Make bigger or more;
The boss finally increased her salary
The university increased the number of students it admitted
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Raise

An increase in salary.
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Increase

To become greater or more in number.
The population continues to Increase.
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Oct 09, 2023

Raise

(physical) To cause to rise; to lift or elevate.
To raise your hand if you want to say something; to raise your walking stick to defend yourself
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Increase

Augmentation or enlargement.
The project saw a steady Increase in participation.
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Raise

To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect.
To raise a wall, or a heap of stones
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Raise

To cause something to come to the surface of water.
The ship was raised ten years after it had sunk.
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Raise

(nautical) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it.
To raise Sandy Hook light
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Raise

To make (bread, etc.) light, as by yeast or leaven.
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Raise

(figurative) To cause (a dead person) to live again; to resurrect.
The magic spell raised the dead from their graves!
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Raise

(military) To remove or break up (a blockade), either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
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Raise

To relinquish (a siege), or cause this to be done.
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Raise

(transitive) To create, increase or develop.
We need to raise the motivation level in the company.
To raise the quality of the products; to raise the price of goods; to raise (increase) taxes
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Raise

To collect or amass.
To raise a lot of money for charity; to raise troops
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Raise

(obsolete) To call up the forces of, to raise the troops from.
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Raise

To bring up; to grow.
We visited a farm where they raise chickens.
Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
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Raise

To promote.
To raise somebody to office
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Raise

To mention (a question, issue) for discussion.
A few important questions were raised after the attack.
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Raise

(legal) To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in property).
There should be some consideration (i.e., payment or exchange) to raise a use.
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Raise

To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear.
Starting in January we will raise (introduce) taxes on all tobacco substitutes and vaping accessories.
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Raise

To establish contact with (e.g., by telephone or radio).
Despite all the call congestion, she was eventually able to raise the police.
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Raise

To respond to a bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
John bet, and Julie raised, requiring John to put in more money.
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Raise

(arithmetic) To exponentiate, to involute.
Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.
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Raise

To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.
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Raise

To produce a vowel with the tongue positioned closer to the roof of the mouth.
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Raise

To increase the nominal value of (a cheque, money order, etc.) by fraudulently changing the writing or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
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Raise

To instantiate and transmit (an exception, by throwing it, or an event).
A division by zero will raise an exception.
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Raise

To open, initiate.
I will raise a trouble-ticket in order to correct this reporting issue.
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Raise

(US) pay raise: an increase in wages or salary.
The boss gave me a raise.
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Raise

(weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
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Raise

(curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
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Raise

(poker) A bet that increases the previous bet.
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Raise

A cairn or pile of stones.
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Raise

To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight.
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Raise

To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
This gentleman came to be raised to great titles.
The plate pieces of eight were raised three pence in the piece.
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Raise

To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff.
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Raise

To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace.
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Raise

To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
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Raise

To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like.
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Raise

To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
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Raise

To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.
He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.
Æneas . . . employs his pains,In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.
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Raise

To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
I will raise forts against thee.
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Raise

To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.
Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.
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Raise

To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to.
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?
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Raise

To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like.
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Raise

To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.
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Raise

To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.
I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the North.
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Raise

To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.
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Raise

To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; - often with up.
I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee.
God vouchsafes to raise another worldFrom him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
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Raise

To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
Thou shalt not raise a false report.
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Raise

To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.
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Raise

To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
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Raise

The amount a salary is increased;
He got a 3% raise
He got a wage hike
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Raise

An upward slope or grade (as in a road);
The car couldn't make it up the rise
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Raise

Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker);
I'll see your raise and double it
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Raise

The act of raising something;
He responded with a lift of his eyebrow
Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up
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Raise

Raise the level or amount of something;
Raise my salary
Raise the price of bread
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Raise

Raise from a lower to a higher position;
Raise your hands
Lift a load
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Raise

Cause to be heard or known; express or utter;
Raise a shout
Raise a protest
Raise a sad cry
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Raise

Collect funds for a specific purpose;
The President raised several million dollars for his college
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Raise

Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;
The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
They produce good ham in Parma
We grow wheat here
We raise hogs here
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Raise

Bring up;
Raise a family
Bring up children
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Raise

Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic;
Raise the specter of unemployment
He conjured wild birds in the air
Stir a disturbance
Call down the spirits from the mountain
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Raise

Move upwards;
Lift one's eyes
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Raise

Construct, build, or erect;
Raise a barn
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Raise

Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
Arouse pity
Raise a smile
Evoke sympathy
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Raise

Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise;
Raise hell
Raise the roof
Raise Cain
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Raise

Raise in rank or condition;
The new law lifted many people from poverty
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Raise

Increase;
This will enhance your enjoyment
Heighten the tension
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Raise

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
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Raise

Cause to puff up with a leaven;
Unleavened bread
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Raise

In bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
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Raise

Bet more than the previous player
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Raise

Cause to assemble or enlist in the military;
Raise an army
Recruit new soldiers
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Raise

Put forward for consideration or discussion;
Raise the question of promotions
Bring up an unpleasant topic
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Raise

Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth;
Raise your `o'
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Raise

Activate or stir up;
Raise a mutiny
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Raise

Establish radio communications with;
They managed to raise Hanoi last night
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Raise

Multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
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Raise

Bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project;
Raised edges
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Raise

Invigorate or heighten;
Lift my spirits
Lift his ego
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Raise

Put an end to;
Lift a ban
Raise a siege
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Raise

Cause to become alive again;
Raise from the dead
Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
Upraising ghosts
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Raise

To grow or cultivate.
Farmers Raise crops and livestock.
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Raise

To collect or gather for a purpose.
The community came together to Raise funds for the school.
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FAQs

Is "Increase" always about numbers?

No, "Increase" can refer to growth in size, intensity, or other dimensions.
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Nov 22, 2023

Does "Increase" imply a positive change?

Not necessarily. It denotes growth, but that can be positive or negative based on context.
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Nov 22, 2023

Do "Raise" and "Rise" mean the same?

No. "Raise" is transitive (requires an object), while "Rise" is intransitive (doesn't require an object).
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Nov 22, 2023

Can "Raise" mean to nurture or bring up?

Yes, as in "raising children."
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Nov 22, 2023

Does "Increase" always need an external influence?

No. Some things can increase naturally or due to internal factors.
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Nov 22, 2023

Can you "Raise" awareness?

Yes, "Raise" can mean to promote or bring attention to a cause.
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Nov 22, 2023

Can "Increase" be used in mathematical contexts?

Yes, it's often used to denote growth in mathematical terms.
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Nov 22, 2023

Can "Increase" also mean to multiply?

Not exactly, but multiplication results in an increase.
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Nov 22, 2023

Is "Increase" always gradual?

No. An increase can be sudden or gradual based on the context.
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Nov 22, 2023

What's the opposite of "Raise" in terms of lowering something?

The opposite would be "lower" or "reduce."
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Nov 22, 2023

Can "Raise" be used as a noun?

Yes, in contexts like "She got a raise in her salary."
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Nov 22, 2023

How is "Raise" different from "Elevate"?

They are synonyms, but "Raise" is more commonly used, while "Elevate" can be more formal or suggest a higher level.
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Nov 22, 2023

Is "Increase" always evident?

Not always. Some increases might be subtle or not immediately noticeable.
Janet White
Nov 22, 2023

Can "Increase" be synonymous with "expand"?

In some contexts, yes, especially when referring to growth or extension in size or scope.
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Nov 22, 2023

What does "Raise the stakes" mean?

It means to increase what is at risk or the potential reward.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 22, 2023

Can a question be "Raised" in a meeting?

Yes, to "Raise" a question means to bring it up or present it.
Harlon Moss
Nov 22, 2023

Is it correct to say "Raise the temperature"?

Yes, it means to cause the temperature to go up.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 22, 2023

What's the antonym of "Increase"?

"Decrease" is a common antonym.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 22, 2023

Can "Increase" refer to non-physical growth?

Yes, like an increase in knowledge or understanding.
Harlon Moss
Nov 22, 2023

Can you "Raise" a building?

In construction terms, "Raise" can mean to erect or build.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 22, 2023
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