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How Do You Spell RAISE?

Correct spelling for the English word "raise" is [ɹ_ˈeɪ_z], [ɹˈe͡ɪz], [ɹˈe‍ɪz]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of RAISE

  1. (often followed by up in most senses). Set upright, make stand up, restore to or towards vertical position, rouse, (raised him from his knees; r. the standard of revolt; raised pastry, pie, &c., standing without support of dish at sides; r. one from the dead, restore him to life; r. the country, city, &c., rouse inhabitants in some emergency, often against or upon enemy &c.; the danger raised his spirits; r. the wind fig., procure money for some purpose; r. a dust, lit., & fig. cause turmoil, also obscure the truth); build up, construct, create, produce, breed, utter, make audible, start, give occasion for, elicit, set up, advance, (r. palace, large family, blister, one\'s own vegetables, storm, shout, hymn, controversy, prejudice, claim, demand, objection, question; a deliverer was raised up, caused by Providence to appear; r. a laugh, cause others to laugh; no one raised his voice, spoke); elevate, put or take into higher position, extract from earth, direct upwards, promote to higher rank, make higher or nobler, cause to ascend, make(voice) louder or shriller, (Naut.) come in sight of(land, ship), increase amount of, heighten level of, (r. one\'s hat, bow; r. one\'s glass to, drink health of; thousands of tons of coal were raised; r. one\'s eyes, look upwards; raised him to the see of York; trying to r. a degraded class; undertook to r. the spirit of King Solomon, cf. lay; r. Cain, hell, the devil, the mischief, &c., make disturbance; their voices were raised as in anger; r. income-tax from 6d. to 9d.; r. cloth, make nap on it; r. bread, cause it to rise with yeast; r. one\'s reputation, add to it; the price of the 4lb. loaf is raised a penny; r. colour in dyeing, brighten it); levy, collect, bring together, procure, manage to get, (r. tax, loan, subscription, money, army, fleet); relinquish, cause enemy to relinquish, (siege, blockade). [old Norse]

Common Misspellings for RAISE

Below is the list of 425 misspellings for the word "raise".

Usage Examples for RAISE

  1. I could raise him to be a preacher, I am sure; and look at his curls! - "Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
  2. You see, child"- she sank into the sofa- corner and drew Lilly down beside her-" we poor women have all longed to raise ourselves again, so long as we were pretty faithful to one person.... - "The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
  3. He could not raise his head- he could not turn his eyes. - "Trumps" by George William Curtis
  4. She would raise me from the dead, if she sang over me. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
  5. The price you asked was high enough, and now, when we have half fixed things, you want to raise your terms. - "The Coast of Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
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