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1. To feed something to someone or an animal as its or their primary source of nutrition. A noun or pronoun can be used between "raise" and "on"; often used in passive constructions. My parents raised us on junk food and candy, so we've got all sorts of health problems now that we're adults. These cows are raised on nothing but lush, organic grass.
2. To give something to someone as a primary means of entertainment, education, ideology, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "raise" and "on"; often used in passive constructions. I was raised on video games as a kid, so I always knew I wanted to get into computer programming. The country's government has been raising its population on extreme forms of propaganda, making them suspicious of anything produced or said by other nations.
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1. To help someone or something grow by feeding it something: You can't raise chickens on just corn—they need other food too. I was raised on a healthy diet.
2. To accustom someone to something from an early age. Used chiefly in the passive: He knows so much about pop culture because he was raised on TV.
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