move something to a higher place
The picture is too low, let’s raise it a little bit. The pupil raised his hand to answer the question.
make a curtain or a shade go up
Please raise the window shades to let in some sunlight. They’re raising the curtain because the play is about to start.
make something bigger
[opposite of meanings 1-4 lower]
The manager is going to raise my salary.
increase prices, taxes, etc
They raised the price of gasoline again.
grow a crop
They raise a lot of coffee in Brazil.
keep animals for food, etc
He raises cows and chickens on his farm.
bring up children
[opposite of meanings 1-4 lower] [raised, raising]
They raised their children to be hard-working.