1. (v. t.) 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.

2. (v. t.) 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.

3. (v. t.) 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.

4. (v. t.) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.

5. (v. t.) 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.

6. (v. t.) To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.

7. (v. t.) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.

8. (v. t.) 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.

9. (v. t.) 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.

10. (v. t.) 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.

11. (v. t.) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like.

12. (v. t.) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc..

13. (v. t.) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up.

14. (v. t.) To give rise to; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.

15. (v. t.) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.

16. (v. t.) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.

17. (v. t.) To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.

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

19. (v. t.) To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.

20. (v. t.) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.

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