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build up (someone's) hopes

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

raise (someone's) hopes

To cause someone 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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Facey headed home Craig Armstrong's 79th-minute corner to raise hopes that Huddersfield can beat the drop to division two.
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
The recent withdrawals raise hopes for handlers of marginal Classic candidates such as Pleasantly Perfect and Toccet, favorite and second choice in today's Goodwood Handicap, one of four Breeders' Cup prep races at Santa Anita this weekend.
Although the researchers studied only cells in laboratory dishes, their findings raise hopes that deafness from inner ear damage might be reversible.
In spite of further bargaining sessions between various Ministerial groups in camera, little if anything has occurred since the beginning of the year to raise hopes that these deadlines may be met.
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.
The findings, published in the August issue of Nature Medicine, raise hopes that Kaposi's sarcoma can be prevented if effective drugs or vaccines can be developed to counter human herpes virus 8 (HHV8), said the University of California, San Francisco, scientists.
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.
Public funding, support from some commercial users, as well as promotion of the new WiMAX standard, are all helping to raise hopes that fixed wireless could finally support viable residential services.
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.