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 ?
He had not recovered his customary cheerfulness since the night at the Opera, and he determined to try what a week's holiday would do to raise his spirits.
On such occasions he would start up, quaff a cup of wine as if to raise his spirits, and then mingle in the conversation by some observation made abruptly or at random.
A little before twilight, one Christmas Eve, Gabriel shouldered his spade, lighted his lantern, and betook himself towards the old churchyard; for he had got a grave to finish by next morning, and, feeling very low, he thought it might raise his spirits, perhaps, if he went on with his work at once.
To raise his spirits, William's parents Steven (Charles Dance) and Camilla (Janet McTeer) advertise for a companion and misfit Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke, right) answers the call.
In an effort to raise his spirits, Wiesel's editor from Yediot Aharonot Dov Yudkovsky and wife Leah came to America for a visit and as Wiesel would later describe in All Rivers Run to the Sea (1995):
To raise his spirits, Colin takes part in the cricket match and the whole village comes together to play.
His brother David arranged the Ibrox visit to raise his spirits.
And he revealed Julia helped raise his spirits during phonecalls while he was confined to bed with flu in Mexico.
While recovering from a somewhat serious illness, however, young Jack becomes irritable; only the dance that grandfather performs can raise his spirits.
DAVID Lloyd, last week sacked as Britain's Davis Cup captain, is looking to Cheltenham to raise his spirits.
To raise his spirits, Chinese translator Emma takes him to the opera.