Definition of raise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//reɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//reɪz//
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 (North American English) (British English rise) an increase in the money you are paid for the work you do If I asked my boss for a raise he’d fire me. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse reisa; related to the verb rear.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raise