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raise from (some state)

1. To rear or raise someone or an animal from a younger period of their or its life. A noun or pronoun is used between "raise" and "from." Tom and Janet raised me from a baby after my parents died. I raised this wolf from a pup—she's totally loyal to me now.
2. To elevate someone or improve someone's life from a previously undesirable or difficult state or position. A noun or pronoun is used between "raise" and "from." The government is hoping the initiative will help raise thousands of people from the years-long destitution that has been plaguing the region. The popularity of their latest product has raised the company from an unprofitable position for the first time in two years.
3. To elevate something from a previously lowly, undesirable, or difficult state or position. A noun or pronoun is used between "raise" and "from." The writing and acting raises the film from an otherwise standard slapstick comedy to something much more insightful and profound.
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raise (someone or an animal) from something

Fig. to bring up someone or an animal from a young state. My grandmother raised me from a baby. We raised all these rabbits from babies.
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raise someone from something

to help someone up from a lowly state. They hoped for some windfall to raise them from their poverty. They raised me from the depressed state I was in.
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5 percent raise from $139,363 was a compromise between the position of Councilman David Myers, who would have preferred not to give any raises beyond those spelled out in Toone's contract, and that of Ledford and Councilman Joe Davies, who advocated a 5 percent raise.
Los Angeles' Transportation Department manager, Bob Yates, is proposed to receive a raise from $124,821 to $138,559.
Gary Mattingly, who heads the Police and Fire Pension System, is proposed for a raise from $97,802 to $110,998 to manage a system with $7 billion in assets.