Frustrated by difficulty in raising capital, two Washington, D.C., real estate developers tapped into the crowdsourcing trend.
raising taxes is a no-no with Grover, so that leaves raising the eligibility age.
She pulled her son aside to remind him that she was a single mother, in school, and raising two children.
Joan attempts to adjust to maternity leave and the demands of raising a baby while her husband, Greg, is away at war.
raising Malawi's 2008 IRS filing lists a $600,000 donation to Millennium Promise.
It was sacrificed in 1880 to the necessity of raising a fortress on the hill.
"I congratulate you, Miss Porter," he said, raising his hat.
"Yes, I am in great trouble," she said then, raising her head and looking at him.
raising his eyes from a contemplation of the heels in front of him, he saw Belle Langdon.
Do you know what the controls were on the Presidential automobile for raising or lowering the President's seat?
mid-14c., "an act of elevating," verbal noun from raise (v.). Specifically in American English, "the erecting of a building," by 1650s.
RAISING. In New England and the Northern States, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building. [Webster, 1830]
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."