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Verb

Infinitive
to raise

Third person singular
rais

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to raise (third-person singular simple present rais, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cause to rise.
    Raise your hand if want to say something.
  2. To collect.
    He raises a lot of money for charity.
  3. To be brought up; to mature
    Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
  4. (poker) To respond to an initial bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
    John bet, and Julie raised requiring John to put in more money.
  5. (law) To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in property).
    There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use.
  6. (arithmetic) To exponentiate.
    Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.

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Noun

Singular
raise

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  1. An increase in wages.
    The boss gave me a raise.
  2. (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
  3. (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
  4. (poker) A bet which raised the previous bet.

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