• To cause to rise; to lift or elevate.
  • To create, increase or develop.
  • To establish contact with (e.g., by telephone or radio).
  • To respond to a bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
  • To exponentiate, to involute.
  • To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.
  • To produce a vowel with the tongue positioned closer to the roof of the mouth.
  • To increase the nominal value of (a cheque, money order, etc.) by fraudulently changing the writing or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
  • To instantiate and transmit (an exception, by throwing it, or an event).



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  • From Middle English reysen, raisen, reisen, from Old Norse reisa ("to raise"), from Proto-Germanic *raisijaną, *raizijaną, causative form of Proto-Germanic *rīsaną ("to rise"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rey- ("to rise, arise"). Cognate with Old English rāsian ("to explore, examine, research"), Old English rīsan ("to seize, carry off"), Old English rǣran ("to cause to rise, raise, rear, build, create"). rear.
  • From Old Norse hreysi; the spelling came about under the influence of the folk etymology that derived it from the verb.

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