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raise (create, disturbance, especially)

Definition:

to create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise

Class:

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

Past tense:

raised

Present participle:

raising

3rd-person singular present:

raises

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • raise Cain
  • raise the roof
  • raise hell

Etymology:

Old Norse reisa "to raise", from Proto-Germanic *raizjan (compare Gothic...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of raise...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

raise | raise Cain [sense-specific] | raise an eyebrow [sense-specific] | raise one's glass to [sense-specific] | raise one's hat [sense-specific] | lift [synonym, sense-specific] | promote [synonym, sense-specific] | activate [synonym, sense-specific] | collect [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to move, cause to move, or elevate to a higher position or level; lift | to set or place in an upright position | to construct, build, or erect | to ... (28 of 1011 words, 35 definitions, 25 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

raise | raise something to | raise Cain | raise the devil | raise one's eyebrows | raise one's glass | raise one's hand | raise one's hat | raise hell | ...

lift or move to a higher position or level | lift or move to a vertical position; set upright | construct or build (a structure) | cause to rise or ... (27 of 670 words, 39 definitions, 39 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

raise [entry 1, verb] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle] | raise Cain | raise eyebrows | raise the bar | awaken [synonym, sense-specific] | collect [synonym, sense-specific] | grow [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to cause or help to rise to a standing position | "awaken", "arouse" ; to stir up; "incite" ; to flush (game) from cover ; to recall from or as if ... (30 of 594 words, 23 definitions, 21 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

raise [entry 2, noun] | rise [synonym, sense-specific] | accretion [synonym, sense-specific] | accrual [synonym, sense-specific] | addendum [synonym, sense-specific] | addition [synonym, sense-specific] | augmentation [synonym, sense-specific] | boost [synonym, sense-specific] | expansion [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

an act of raising or lifting | a rising stretch of road; an upward grade; "rise" | an increase in amount: as ; an increase of a bet or bid ; an ... (30 of 153 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Random House Dictionary:

raise | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle] | raise Cain [sense-specific] | raise Cain: Cain [definition 3, sense-specific] | a raised or ascending place [definition 3, sense-specific] | rise [definition 3, sense-specific]

to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate. | to set upright. | to cause to rise or stand up; rouse. | to build; erect. | to set up the framework ... (28 of 570 words, 39 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/raise

Macmillan British Dictionary:

raise [transitive] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle] | raises [3rd-person singular present] | raise the dead | raise your glass | raise someone's hopes/expectations | raise a smile | raise your voice

to put something in a higher place or position ; to lift something into an ... | to increase a number, amount, or level ; to increase the quality or ... (29 of 545 words, 16 definitions, 27 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

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

a rise in the amount that you are paid for work (11 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

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

To move to a higher position; elevate | To set in an upright or erect position | To erect or build | To cause to arise, appear, or exist | To increase ... (28 of 339 words, 31 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

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

to cause to rise; move to a higher level; lift; elevate ; to bring to or place in an upright position | to construct or erect (a building, etc.) | to ... (29 of 299 words, 26 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/raise

Wiktionary:

raise | raises [plural] | raised [past tense] | raising [present participle] | raise up [transitive] | raised up [transitive, past tense] | raising up [transitive, present participle] | raises up [transitive, 3rd-person singular present] | lift [synonym, sense-specific]

To cause to rise; to lift or elevate. | To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect. | To collect. | To bring up; to grow. | To cause something to come to the surface of the sea. | [transitive] to increase ... (44 of 223 words, 18 definitions, 22 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Raise [disambiguation]

may refer to: To bring up, see Parenting | Raise borer, a raise is a shaft in a mine which joins two levels by definition mined upwards (raised) | Raise, a term used in poker | Raise (mining), an underground passageway in mines | A raise may refer to... (45 of 219 words, 14 definitions)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

raise [entry 1]

to lift something to a higher position (7 of 38 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raise 1

raise [entry 2]

to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc (11 of 62 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raise 2

raise [entry 3]

to cause to exist (4 of 64 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raise 3

raise [entry 4]

to take care of a person, or an animal or plant, until they are completely grown (16 of 73 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raise 4

raise [entry 5]

If you raise another player in a game of cards, you risk more money than that player has risked (19 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raise 5

raise [entry 6, formal]

to end or stop (4 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raise 6

raise [entry 7]

to communicate with someone, especially by telephone or radio (9 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raise 7

raise [entry 8, United States]

rise (increase in pay) (4 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

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

to cause somebody or something to move to a higher level or position | to look after somebody as or like a parent, while he or she's growing up (often ... (29 of 972 words, 33 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697891​/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)

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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"

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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"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=raise​001 word=raise

YourDictionary Audio:

raise

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

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freedictionary.org:

raise

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

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