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raised

[ reyzd ]SEE DEFINITION OF raised
  • adj.elevated
  • adj.nurtured
  • adj.produced

Synonyms for raised

  • constructed
  • heightened
  • lifted
  • built
  • embossed
  • erected
  • hoisted
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Antonyms for raised

  • lowered
  • reduced
  • taken down
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAISED

Not a hand was raised—for his worst enemies could not deny that he was temperate and frugal.

But at last there came a day against which no objections could be raised.

Voices were raised saying we had to look to our past for the greatness and glory.

He raised his cup to his lips, took a sip, and set it down again.

Presently she raised her eyes and saw him leaning out of the window.

He stepped to a corner of the room and by a ring he raised a trapdoor.

The old man silenced him with a raised finger and a sudden frown.

She was speechless; her raised hand did not fall; it was as if she were frozen where she stood.

Then he raised the marshal's head and gave him a sip of the fiery stuff.

He raised his flagon and drank to him, with a merry flash of his white teeth.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "cause a rising of; lift upright, set upright; build, construct," from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse reisa "to raise," from Proto-Germanic *raizjan (cf. Gothic ur-raisjan, Old English ræran "to rear;" see rear (v.)), causative of root *ris- "to rise" (see rise (v.)). At first sharing many senses with native rear (v.).

Meaning "make higher" is from c.1300 in the physical sense, as is that of "restore to life." Of the voice, from late 14c. Meaning "increase the amount of" is from c.1500; from 1530s of prices, etc. Meaning "to bring up" (a question, etc.) is from 1640s. Card-playing sense is from 1821. Meaning "promote the growth of" (plants, etc.) is from 1660s; sense of "foster, rear, bring up" (of children) is from 1744. Meaning "to elevate" (the consciousness) is from 1970. Related: Raised; raising.

Pickering (1816) has a long passage on the use of raise and grow in reference to crops. He writes that in the U.S. raise is used of persons, in the sense "brought up," but it is "never thus used in the Northern States. Bartlett [1848] adds that it "is applied in the Southern States to the breeding of negroes. It is sometimes heard at the North among the illiterate; as 'I was raised in Connecticut,' meaning brought up there."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAISED

above

prepositionhigher in position
  • aloft
  • atop
  • beyond
  • high
  • on high
  • on top of
  • over
  • overhead
  • raised
  • superior
  • upon

convex

adjectiverounded, curving outward
  • arched
  • bent
  • biconvex
  • bulged
  • bulging
  • bulgy
  • gibbous
  • outcurved
  • protuberant
  • raised

elevated

adjectiveraised up
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