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.
See also: raise, spirit

raise somebody’s ˈspirits

make somebody happier: Good weather always raises her spirits.
See also: raise, spirit
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She continues to dedicate time to children she volunteers with that are sick and just need someone to raise their spirits.
To raise their spirits and put a much-need smile on their faces, an array of performers from ballerinas to magicians and from contortionists to impressionists, ventured into war zones, dodging explosions to entertain the troops.
With around 9,000 men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq over the festive period, a gift from home will raise their spirits while they serve their country thousands of miles away from their friends and family at a difficult time.
For soldiers in George Washington's army, the Battle of Harlem Heights was one of those minor successes in the Revolutionary War that helped raise their spirits while disturbing the plans of the enemy.
I realised that weak-minded people use this word to excite themselves and raise their spirits.
When the Japanese tourists come for the specific purpose of visiting grave sites, memorials or former temples, sometimes the scene becomes melancholic, and it's hard to raise their spirits.
Ferguson knows his side must raise their spirits tonight and inflict defeat on their fierce cross-Pennine rivals if they are to stand any chance of catching Arsenal in the Barclaycard Premiership title race.
If I sense someone is discouraged with their performance, I quickly try to motivate and raise their spirits.
They have failed to win any of their last 13 league matches and this relegation battle did nothing to raise their spirits.
Devils must raise their spirits for four vital Sekonda Superleague gamesover the next six days following their surprise 3-2 defeat.
And Paul Hackland, of Edinburgh's Caledonian Hotel, has produced a cocktail to raise their spirits.
Nothing seems to raise their spirits better than high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods.
Prince Charles visited more than 30 soldiers who are at Selly Oak Hospital to raise their spirits.
We very much hope the switchboard at the Symphony Hall will be flooded by those wishing to raise their spirits on a very special night out.