raise (one's) hopes

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raise (one's) hopes

To cause one to become excited at the prospect of something happening. If you raise Sadie's hopes about going to the carnival tonight, she'll be disappointed if we don't go. Don't raise his hopes about seeing Aunt Jen this weekend—I hear she's having car trouble.
See also: hope, raise

build up/raise somebody’s ˈhopes

make somebody feel hopeful about something or persuade them that something good is going to happen: Don’t raise her hopes too much. She may not win.
See also: build, hope, raise, up
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In news that will raise hopes for a white Christmas, snow has started falling across the UK, with widespread delays to road, rail and air travel already being reported.
But Schofield, given a rare start, hopes his 82nd and 88th-minute goals will raise hopes.
Facey headed home Craig Armstrong's 79th-minute corner to raise hopes that Huddersfield can beat the drop to division two.
England's Trish Johnson repeated her opening round 70 to move into a tie for the halfway lead and raise hopes of ending a long lean spell in the French Open yesterday at Paris International.
Llandyrnog immediately responded through Neil Hughes with a shot on the turn to raise hopes of salvaging a home point, but it was superior Llangefni who struck the decisive blow with a killer third in the final minute when Adrian Jones was left with acres of space to wrap up the Anglesey side's second win in seven games
Although the researchers studied only cells in laboratory dishes, their findings raise hopes that deafness from inner ear damage might be reversible.
For the third year in a row, Istabraq is their banker and a victory in the Smurfit Champion Hurdle will raise hopes sky high of a double in the Gold Cup for the first time since 1950.
Schumacher has won three of the five Grands Prix held at the Brickyard and took second in Montreal last weekend to raise hopes of a return to the top step of the rostrum after an eight-month wait.
Though preliminary, the findings raise hopes that scientists might eventually develop treatments for insulin resistance, which some view as a very early sign of Type II diabetes.
Taylor birdied the 10th,13th and 16th in a fine back nine of three under 34 to raise hopes of the pounds 60,000 cheque to share the British honours in a tie for fifth with Rachel Bailey and Welsh amateur Becky Brewerton.