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raise

to institute a suit or action at law or to draw up a summons or other initiating writ.
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Outside the parliament, thousands who had gathered to call for independence cheered the news, with some dancing and raising glasses to toast the vote after seeing the vote-counting live on a giant screen.
Talent Villa and brewmaster John Legnard appear at the end of the spot, raising glasses in the background before becoming painted sketches themselves.
She was then pictured raising glasses with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and first lady Bongi Ngema in Pretoria before coming back home where she posed alongside her Mexican and Finnish counterparts Angelica Rivera and Jenni Haukio at the Boao Forum earlier this month.