raise / raze

raise / raze
   Raise means "to build or grow": The farmer raises corn. The Amish will raise the walls of a building by noon.
   Raze is to destroy: The school was razed and a new one built in its place.
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  • raise / raze —    Raise means to build or grow : The farmer raises corn. The Amish will raise the walls of a building by noon.    Raze is to destroy: The school was razed and a new one built in its place.  See rise / raise …   Confused words

  • raise — [n] increase in salary or position accession, accretion, addition, advance, augmentation, boost, bump, hike, hold up*, increment, jump, jump up*, leg*, leg up*, move up*, promotion, raising, rise, step up*; concepts 344,351,763 Ant. decrease,… …   New thesaurus

  • raise — vb 1 *lift, elevate, hoist, heave, rear, boost Analogous words: *rise, ascend, mount, soar: *exalt, magnify, aggrandize: *advance, promote, forward, further 2 * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • raze — raise, Ray s, rays …   American English homophones

  • raise, rear, rise, raze — Once it was maintained that people raised pigs and corn and reared children. Careful speakers preserve this distinction, but the general public does not; therefore, you can raise or rear as many children as you can afford, with no purist in… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • raze — See raise. See raise, rear, rise, raze …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • raise — 1. verb 1) he raised a hand in greeting Syn: lift, lift up, hold aloft, elevate, uplift, upraise, upthrust; hoist, haul up, hitch up Ant: lower 2) he raised himself in the bed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • raise — See raise, rear, rise, raze …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • raze — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. demolish, level, tear down, obliterate. See destruction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. destroy, wreck, demolish, dismantle, tear down, level, ruin, scatter, overthrow, tumble, pull down, knock down,… …   English dictionary for students

  • raise — Ray s, rays, raze …   American English homophones

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