Definition of upraise in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • Raise (something) to a higher level.

    ‘he upraised his head with an energetic motion’
    • ‘His hands were upraised but when she blinked he was gone.’
    • ‘Her hands were upraised, as if trying to give someone something.’
    • ‘Half-kneeling, she pressed her fist into the ground, then defiantly upraised it.’
    • ‘She then frowned and upraised an eye brow as she looked me up and down.’
    • ‘She ran her hand along the white metal, finally finding the slightly upraised area.’
    • ‘The dog was a reddish-grey color, with what seemed to be permanently upraised hackles along her neck and back.’
    • ‘Twelve people were standing in a circle, arms upraised.’
    • ‘We turned to him, and I saw he stood with arms upraised above us.’
    • ‘Lillak sprinted around the track with undisguised joy, arms upraised like a footballer, as the spectators went mad.’
    • ‘With hands upraised in blessing, the new Pope addresses his flock for the first time.’
    • ‘Al froze in place, one hand upraised, his eyes narrowing.’
    • ‘Manon gave her brother a long look, eyebrows upraised, head lowered, which said eloquently, Oh, and what is going on here?’
    • ‘As for Joseph, he is pointing to himself, eyes upraised as if seeking reassurance.’
    • ‘A dozen kids - children, babies - run bawling down the aisle, ducking under the upraised arms of as many waiters.’
    • ‘In Prayers for peace, a mother with upraised arms is a symbolic tree of life.’
    • ‘The chiropractor then tried to push the volunteer's upraised arm down to a horizontal position while the volunteer tried to resist.’
    • ‘A collective cheer rose as she all but leapt into their upraised arms, ecstatically hugging them both.’
    • ‘Lee leaned against one side of the door, his upraised arm barely touching the door bell.’
    • ‘Suddenly, with a single lowering of the President Chairman's upraised arms, the crowd was hushed.’
    • ‘It wasn't going to happen, though, so she dried her wet face against her upraised knees and lifted her head.’
    raise, hoist, heave, haul up, uplift, heft, boost, raise aloft, raise up, upraise, elevate, thrust, hold high, bear aloft



/ˌəpˈrāz/ /ˌəpˈreɪz/