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raise

(Advance), verb aggrandize, augment, boost, bring up, dignify, elevate, enhance, enlarge, ennoble, exalt, further, glorify, heighten, honor, increase, lift, move up, prize, promote, propose, provehere, put, suggest, uplift, upraise
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raise

(Collect), verb accumulate, assemble, bring tooether, conligere, gather together, get, levy, muster, obtain, procure
See also: accrue, adopt, advance, advancement, ameliorate, boom, build, collect, compound, develop, discipline, elevate, enhance, enlarge, excise, expand, foster, frame, heighten, honor, increase, increment, levy, magnify, manufacture, meliorate, originate, parlay, prefer, produce, promote, promotion, recruit, uphold

raise

to institute a suit or action at law or to draw up a summons or other initiating writ.
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To pay higher wages, they argue, employers would have to raise prices, which would hurt consumers, or cut jobs, which would hurt workers.
Thus, adding capital raises the marginal product of labor and hence the return on labor, which is wage.
Since then, efforts to increase it have been opposed by lawmakers and business groups who argue that a higher rate raises costs and, as a result, slows the creation of entry-level jobs and particularly hurts young and unskilled workers.
However, the numerous critics of Wal-Mart are uncomfortable because it also supports a raise in the minimum wage, and so they resort to saying that, because the company is not giving raises to all its workers, its action is hypocritical and a publicity stunt.
Created by voters in June of 1990 with the passage of Proposition 112 - which also codified term limits - the seven-member Citizens Compensation Commission was designed to prevent lawmakers from voting themselves unwarranted pay raises.
That relationship raises community awareness of the public schools and provides an excellent opportunity for good public relations, adds Linda Lecht, president of the Miami-based Education Fund.
Before 1967, when legislation linked military and federal service raises, military leaders lobbied hard for all pay increases.
It raises awareness of the disease, gets tremendous media attention, and pays for the activities and services we provide.
Raising money primarily through used book sales (one Friends group raises more than $60,000 a year with a biannual sale), Friends were instrumental in providing early technology when county funds were unavailable.
The athlete raises his torso approximately 35 to 45 degrees off the floor and pauses in the contracted position.
In the best studies--in which scientists fed healthy people ordinary foods in a research institution to control their diets--the evidence is incontrovertible that cholesterol added to the diet raises both total and LDL ['bad'] cholesterol," says Jeremiah Stamler, a world renowned expert on heart disease who is now professor emeritus at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago.
It was soon recognized as a much more efficient way of driving long raises than the conventional method.