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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
Associated concepts: raise an objection

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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An improvement in the technology level in the economy will raise returns on both labor and capital, as reflected in the neoclassical production function.
A Republican counterproposal would have allowed the raise, but would have given exemptions to small businesses.
Nonetheless, the data from this research provide a much-need perspective on grandparents who raise grandchildren in rural areas.
The principal definitely wanted a new library built and I said, "I'll raise the money,'" recalls Susan Shaffer Solovay, a P.
So the five-year benchmark is both a bridge to the future, and also an immediate benefit by giving time to raise a family, to keep a family intact.
No member of Congress should endorse an organization that must resort to lies, distortions and fear-mongering to raise funds.
To ensure that members of the administration and Congress looked sympathetically at requests for a raise, military leaders encouraged the view that military compensation was low.
If at all feasible, you want to raise capital from investors who bring more than just money to the table.
Of the proposals, insurance trade groups support a plan to raise taxes on structured-settlement purchases to 40%.
A handful of such institutions, some truly needy, some by now extremely wealthy, began to raise monies from external supporters a century ago or longer.
Yet the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association (AHA), the National Academy of Sciences, and other health authorities have concluded that high-cholesterol foods like eggs do raise cholesterol levels in your blood.