1. To arouse sexually; SYN. sex, excite, turn on, wind up.
2. To call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; SYN. elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke.
3. To begin moving,; SYN. stir.
(Homonym: raze, rays).
1. To activate or stir up.
2. To bet more than the previous player, in poker.
3. To bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project.
4. To cause to be heard or known; express or utter.
5. To cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; SYN. leaven, prove.
6. To collect funds for a specific purpose.
7. To construct, build, or erect; SYN. erect, rear, set up, put up.
8. To create a disturbance, esp. by making a great noise.
9. To establish radio communications with.
10. To evoke or call forth; SYN. conjure, conjure up, invoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth.
11. (Bridge) To bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level.
12. To invigorate or heighten;,; SYN. lift.
13. To multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3.
14. To pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth.
15. To put forward for consideration or discussion; SYN. bring up.
16. To raise from a lower to a higher position; SYN. lift, elevate, get up, bring up.
17. To raise the level or amount of something.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: woke, woken).
1. To be awake, be alert, be there; SYN. awaken; wake up.
2. To awaken; to rouse from sleep; SYN. rouse; stir.
Watch kept over the body of a dead person during the night before their funeral; it originated in Anglo-Saxon times as the eve before a festival.