raise

Definitions

General English

General Science

Accounting

  • noun an increase in salary
  • verb to increase or to make higher
  • verb to obtain money or to organise a loan

Agriculture

  • verb to make plants germinate and nurture them as seedlings
  • verb to breed and keep livestock

Aviation

Commerce

  • verb to ask a meeting to discuss a question

Food

  • verb to lighten baked doughs and cake mixtures by adding raising agents or by fermenting with yeast prior to cooking

Military

  • verb to lift or put an object into a higher position
  • verb to promote to a higher rank
  • verb to establish radio contact with another call sign

Publishing

  • verb to make something higher

Origin & History of “raise”

Raise is first cousin to rear. It was borrowed from Old Norse reisa, which was descended from the same prehistoric Germanic verb as produced English rear ‘lift, rise’. this was *raizjan, a derivative of the same source as gave English rise.
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