raise

raise
/reɪz/ noun US
an increase in salary
He asked the boss for a raise.
She is pleased – she has had her raise.
She got her raise last month.
(NOTE: The UK term is rise.)
verb
1.
to raise an invoice to write out or print out an invoice
to raise a cheque to write out a cheque, either by hand or by machine
2. to increase or to make higher
The government has raised the tax levels.
Air fares will be raised on June 1st.
The company raised its dividend by 10%.
When the company raised its prices, it lost half of its share of the market.
The organisation will raise wages if inflation gets worse.
This increase in production will raise the standard of living in the area.
3. to obtain money or to organise a loan
The company is trying to raise the capital to fund its expansion programme.
The government raises more money by indirect taxation than by direct.
Where will he raise the money from to start up his business?
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‘…the company said yesterday that its recent share issue has been oversubscribed, raising A$225.5m’ [Financial Times]
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‘…investment trusts can raise capital, but this has to be done as a company does, by a rights issue of equity’ [Investors Chronicle]
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‘…over the past few weeks, companies raising new loans from international banks have been forced to pay more’ [Financial Times]

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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