I. raise raise 1 [reɪz] verb [transitive]
1. to increase an amount, number, or level:

• We can cut the state budget or raise taxes.

• The bank raised interest rates to 15%.

2. raise a question/​objection/​point etc to make people consider a question etc, for example by beginning to talk or write about it:

• I tried to raise several points at the meeting.

• The Guinness affair raised the question of abolishing trial by jury in complicated fraud cases.

3. raise money/​capital/​funds etc FINANCE to collect the money, capital etc that is needed to do something:

• Hammond Co. will need to raise $2 million to finance the offer.

4. raise a loan/​mortgage FINANCE to succeed in getting a loan or mortgage:

• He raised a loan of $20 million from commercial banks.

5. raise an invoice ACCOUNTING to write out or print out an invoice (= document stating how much has to be paid for work or goods), or to ask someone to do this:

• Where goods move between VAT registered traders, a tax invoice has to be raised.

  [m0] II. raise raise 2 noun [countable]
an increase in the money you earn; = rise Bre:

• The Senate voted itself a 23% pay raise.

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raise UK US /reɪz/ verb [T]
to increase the amount, level, or quality of something: »

The Bank of England was expected to raise the cost of borrowing after higher than expected inflation figures.

raise salaries/prices/taxes »

There is increasing pressure on exporters to raise prices in foreign markets.

raise awareness/standards/quality »

The new government is pledging to raise standards in education.

FINANCE to manage to get money to invest in a business, project, property, etc.: raise capital/funds/money »

We will raise funds for reconstruction by disposing of assets.


The share issue in the coffee company aims to raise €5m from investors eager to invest in ethical concerns.


raise a loan/mortgage

to mention something that you are worried or not sure about so that it can be examined and dealt with: raise concerns/doubts/fears »

The company announced a package of reforms to address concerns raised by shareholders.


raise issues/objections/questions

ACCOUNTING to prepare an invoice: »

The exporter raises an invoice in the usual way on the overseas buyer.

COMMUNICATIONS to make or arrange a phone call, especially to discuss technical help, business, etc.: »

If you have a technical fault, you can raise a call using the in-house system.

raise UK US /reɪz/ noun [C] US (UK rise)
HR an increase in salary or wages: »

A 2% raise for each employee would add $28 million to the overall budget.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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