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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Tokyo: Saudi Arabia's Al Shabab held Kashiwa Reysol to a 1-1 away draw yesterday to raise their hopes of reaching the AFC Champions League semifinals for the first time.
But he vowed the family wouldn't raise their hopes yet in case Brady was just playing "mind games".
West Indies are brimming with confidence after winning the ICC Champions Trophy in September, while Pakistan overcame the challenge of Australia A last week to raise their hopes.
The yard's owner, Jaap Kroese, said he hoped the Government could help but he asked workers not to raise their hopes.
While in this same decade the learned Avignonais doctor and collector Esprit Calvet would write, as if his professional and leisurely pursuits both involved the preservation of life, that "the antiquary and the physician alike should beware any impressions that raise their hopes," his was a rare confidence, and his description of the minute characters of an inscription as "tres lisibles" f inished with the observation that its actual meaning remained, in fact, "au rang des inconnues.
COLD sufferers were today warned not to raise their hopes over a new drug.
Carl Shutt was the first to raise their hopes with a cross to Roberts who couldn't get enough power in his header and Mimms collected it easily.