Would we have a grand bargain to raise some taxes and rein in the growth of Medicare and Social Security?
First, political money needs to be made easier, not harder, for politicians to raise.
It is time that feminists of all stripes come together and work to raise public awareness about violence against women.
Another key finding was the difference of expectations between the amount of time it should take to get a raise or promotion.
Clover denies charges that eco-documentaries like End of the Line may overstate or exaggerate their case to raise awareness.
It can call its preachers from among the fishermen, and raise them to power.
Mechanically, you raise your hand to lift away your optimistic spectacles.
I could not raise my hand against him, and I never dreamed that you would.
"raise two more mantlets by the poop-lanthorn," said Sir Nigel quietly.
I've been tryin' to raise the sheriff's office, but they don't seem to answer.
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  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."
"act of raising or lifting," 1530s, from raise (v.). Meaning "an increase in amount or value" is from 1728. Meaning "increase in salary or wages" is from 1898, chiefly American English (British preferring rise). Earliest attested use (c.1500) is in obsolete sense of "a levy."