verbgerund or present participle: raising
1. lift or move to a higher position or level."she raised both arms above her head"
synonyms:lift, lift up, hold aloft, elevate, uplift, upraise, upthrust; More
2. lift or move to a vertical position; set upright."Melody managed to raise him to his feet"
synonyms:set upright, set vertical; Moreantonyms:lay down, knock over
3. construct or build (a structure)."a fence was being raised around the property"
synonyms:build, construct, erect, assemble, put up"the temple was raised in 900 BC"
4. cause to rise or form."the galloping horse raised a cloud of dust"
bring to the surface (something that has sunk).cause (bread) to rise, especially by the action of yeast.