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.
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raise somebody’s ˈspirits

make somebody happier: Good weather always raises her spirits.
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At first the locals are enraged and appalled, but her confections soon raise spirits in the community, especially among the wives.
As Joan (above) waits for news from her fiance, Jaco calls her to an illicit meeting, sparking a series of events which draw her into danger, and Flora decides the volunteers should put on some entertainment to raise spirits - but as the pressure mounts, so do her nerves.
The letter said: "All of their (the children's) presents had been stolen so they tried to raise spirits and help restore Christmas.
The coach revealed that positive reinforcement is a method he deploys to raise spirits of his players and stated a manager must always be clear in his approach.
Summary: Asian markets came under pressure on Friday as a successful bond auction in Spain failed to raise spirits while weak US economic data also added to the general sense of pessimism.
A bit like a noxious mixture of the gameplay of Alan Wake smashed together with a Japanese re-imagining of the second and third Evil Dead films, it's a trippy traipse through hell that will raise spirits and the demonic dead in equal measure.
Kenny Dalglish needs to be brought in to raise spirits, increase expectations and behave like a true Liverpool manager - with confidence bordering on arrogance.
Eugene Emeralds players hope to raise spirits and draw attention to a local program on Monday when they pay a visit to Cascade Adult Center, a local nonprofit that offers respite care, structured daytime programs and support for families of adults with memory loss and physical limitations.
CARDIFF Older Persons' Forum is welcoming its members and friends to a summer barbecue designed to raise spirits and to raise funds.
The Anfield skipper, speaking ahead of Sunday's crucial home clash with Arsenal, is determined to raise spirits after the club's disastrous plunge out of the Champions League.
The Anfield skipper, speaking ahead of today's crucial home clash with Arsenal, is determined to raise spirits after the club's disastrous plunge out of the Champions League.
BA chief Rod Eddington and 11 directors spent the weekend at Heathrow trying to raise spirits.
As for Newcastle, shorn of half a dozen key men, their Champions' League dream now rests on Sir Bobby Robson's ability to raise spirits amongst a squad whose energy levels look non-existent.