What does the word raise mean?

Usage examples for raise

  1. I struggled for breath and tried to raise myself. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. Millions of troops we might indeed raise, but we could not train them in three or four months, and, even though we could perform such a miracle, it was ridiculous to suppose that we could transport them to Europe through the submarine danger zone. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  3. He would try to raise it! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald