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raise (call forth)

Definition:

to summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

raised

Present participle:

raising

3rd-person singular present:

raises

Type of:

make

Similar to:

provoke

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

bless | curse

Usage example:

raise the specter of unemployment

Etymology:

Old Norse reisa "to raise", from Proto-Germanic *raizjan (compare Gothic...
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Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

conjure up

to present to the mind; evoke or imagine | to call up or command (a spirit or devil) by an incantation (20 of 483 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conjure-up

Macmillan British Dictionary:

conjure up [transitive] | conjured up [past tense] | conjuring up [present participle] | conjures up [3rd-person singular present]

to create or achieve something difficult or unexpected, as if by magic | to bring something such as a feeling or memory to your mind | to make ... (26 of 105 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/conjure-up

Wiktionary:

conjure up

[idiomatic] To create or produce something, seemingly magically. | [idiomatic] To generate (an image or an idea) in one's mind. (19 of 34 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conjure up

Random House Dictionary:

call | call away [sense-specific] | call back [sense-specific] | call down [sense-specific] | call for [sense-specific] | call forth [sense-specific] | call in [sense-specific] | call in or into question [sense-specific] | call in sick [sense-specific] | ...

to cry out in a loud voice; shout. | to command or request to come; summon. | to ask or invite to come. | to communicate or try to communicate with by ... (29 of 1369 words, 69 definitions, 55 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/call

American Heritage Dictionary:

call | called [past tense] | calling [present participle] | calls [3rd-person singular present] | call back | call down | call for | call forth | call in | ...

To say in a loud voice; announce | To demand or ask for the presence of | To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke | To order or request ... (30 of 1062 words, 60 definitions, 47 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/call

Merriam-Webster:

call down | reprimand [synonym, sense-specific] | baste [synonym, sense-specific] | bawl out [synonym, sense-specific] | berate [synonym, sense-specific] | scold [synonym, sense-specific] | castigate [synonym, sense-specific] | chastise [synonym, sense-specific] | chew out [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to cause or entreat to descend | "reprimand" (7 of 143 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/call down

Wikipedia:

Evocation

the act of calling or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of pharmakeia with and without uttered word ... (40 of 1762 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Evocation

Oxford Dictionary:

conjure | a name to conjure with

cause (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual | make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere | call (an image) to ... (25 of 188 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conjure

New World Dictionary:

conjure | conjured [past tense] | conjuring [present participle]

[obsolete] to be sworn in a conspiracy | in primitive or superstitious rites, to summon a demon or spirit as by a magic spell | to practice magic or ... (27 of 92 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conjure

Cambridge Dictionary:

conjure

to make something appear by magic, or as if by magic (11 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conjure

Britannica Encyclopedia:

conjuring [entertainment] | sleight of hand | magic [synonym]

prestidigitation the theatrical representation of the defiance of natural law. Legerdemain, meaning "light, or nimble, of hand," and juggling, meaning ... (20 of 1223 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/132881​/conjuring

Columbia Encyclopedia:

call

in finance, see: puts and calls. (6 of 8 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

conjure up

to create something in the mind | to produce or create something difficult or unexpected as if by magic | to call upon a supposed supernatural force ... (25 of 76 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861694291​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

raise

First use: about 1200

Origin: Old Norse reisa "to raise", from Proto-Germanic *raizjan (compare Gothic ur-raisjan, Old English ræran "to rear", see ... (19 of 105 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=raise

Wiktionary:

raise | raises [plural] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle]

Origin: Middle English raisen, reisen, from Old Norse reisa ("to raise"), from Proto-Germanic *raisijaną, *raizijaną ("to raise"), causative form of Proto-Germanic *rīsaną ("to rise"), from Proto-Indo-European ... (25 of 59 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/raise

American Heritage Dictionary:

raise | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle] | raises [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English raisen, from Old Norse reisa; see er- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/raise

Collins Dictionary:

raise

First use: 12th century

Origin: from Old Norse reisa; related to Old English rǣran to rear2

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/raise

New World Dictionary:

raise | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle]

Origin: Middle English raisen from Old Norse reisa, causative of risa, to "rise"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/raise

Oxford Dictionary:

raise | raise something to

Origin: Middle English: from Old Norse reisa; related to the verb "rear2"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/raise

Merriam-Webster:

raise [entry 1, verb] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English reisen, raisen, from Old Norse reisa

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/raise

Encarta Dictionary:

raise | raises [plural] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old Norse reisa from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697891​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

raise | raises [plural] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "raise"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/raise

Collins Dictionary:

raise

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "raise"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/raise

Macmillan British Dictionary:

raise [transitive] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle] | raises [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "raise"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/raise

raise [countable, United States, noun] | raises [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "raise"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

raise [transitive] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle] | raises [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "raise"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/raise

raise [countable, United States, noun] | raises [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "raise"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

raise [entry 4]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "raise"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "raise"

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the Free Dictionary:

raise

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "raise"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "raise"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "raise" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

raise | raises [plural] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "raise"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

raise

Audio: North American pronunciation of "raise"

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YourDictionary Audio:

raise

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "raise" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

raise

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