raise (one's) spirits

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raise (one's) spirits

To make one feel happier or more carefree. The purpose of this charity is to raise children's spirits this holiday season. I love my roommate. No matter what mood I'm in, he is always able to raise my spirits.
See also: raise, spirit

raise somebody’s ˈspirits

make somebody happier: Good weather always raises her spirits.
See also: raise, spirit
References in classic literature ?
The felicitous word "demise," which had seasonably occurred to him, had raised his spirits even above their usual evening pitch.
Lawrence Ireland: Racing Post article raised his spirits
He has missed his last three halfway cuts, but birdies at the 12th and 14th raised his spirits after he too kicked off on the inward half.
Young Harry Potter fan Nicholas Twynam raised his spirits whilst battling cancer by immersing himself in a magical fantasy land.
Pipalong's flat effort in the Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup left Tim Easterby facing what he called "a plain old day", but Pipadash raised his spirits again when Durcan brought her with a powerful late run to defy a penalty in the finale.