raise hopes

raise hopes
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  • raise hopes — raise (someone’s) hopes/expectations/ phrase to make someone hope or expect that something will be very good or successful It would be unfair to raise your hopes at this early stage. Thesaurus: to make someone more hopeful and optimisticsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise — 1 /reIz/ verb (T) 1 MOVE a) to move or lift something to a higher position, place, or level: Can you raise your arm above your head? | They re thinking of raising the ceiling in the kitchen. | The teacher raised his finger to his lips for silence …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • raise — v. & n. v.tr. 1 put or take into a higher position. 2 (often foll. by up) cause to rise or stand up or be vertical; set upright. 3 increase the amount or value or strength of (raised their prices). 4 (often foll. by up) construct or build up. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise expectations — raise (someone’s) hopes/expectations/ phrase to make someone hope or expect that something will be very good or successful It would be unfair to raise your hopes at this early stage. Thesaurus: to make someone more hopeful and optimisticsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise someone's expectations — raise (someone’s) hopes/expectations/ phrase to make someone hope or expect that something will be very good or successful It would be unfair to raise your hopes at this early stage. Thesaurus: to make someone more hopeful and optimisticsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Raise the Titanic! — Infobox Book name = Raise the Titanic! image caption = Hardcover 1st Edition author = Clive Cussler cover artist = Garden Studio country = United States language = English series = Dirk Pitt Novels genre = Adventure, Techno thriller novel… …   Wikipedia

  • raise — raise1 [ reız ] verb transitive *** ▸ 1 put in higher position ▸ 2 increase ▸ 3 take care of children ▸ 4 collect money ▸ 5 mention something ▸ 6 cause feelings/reactions ▸ 7 farm animals/crops ▸ 8 build something ▸ 9 wake someone ▸ 10 in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • raise — I UK [reɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms raise : present tense I/you/we/they raise he/she/it raises present participle raising past tense raised past participle raised *** 1) to put something in a higher place or position He could hardly… …   English dictionary

  • raise — raise1 W1S2 [reız] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move higher)¦ 2¦(increase)¦ 3¦(collect money)¦ 4¦(improve)¦ 5¦(start a subject)¦ 6¦(cause a reaction)¦ 7¦(move eyes or face)¦ 8¦(move upright)¦ 9¦(children)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • raise — [[t]re͟ɪz[/t]] ♦ raises, raising, raised 1) VERB If you raise something, you move it so that it is in a higher position. [V n] He raised his hand to wave... [V n] She went to the window and raised the blinds... [V n prep/adv] Milton raised the… …   English dictionary

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