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raise from (some state)

1. To rear or raise someone or an animal from a younger period of their or its life. A noun or pronoun is used between "raise" and "from." Tom and Janet raised me from a baby after my parents died. I raised this wolf from a pup—she's totally loyal to me now.
2. To elevate someone or improve someone's life from a previously undesirable or difficult state or position. A noun or pronoun is used between "raise" and "from." The government is hoping the initiative will help raise thousands of people from the years-long destitution that has been plaguing the region. The popularity of their latest product has raised the company from an unprofitable position for the first time in two years.
3. To elevate something from a previously lowly, undesirable, or difficult state or position. A noun or pronoun is used between "raise" and "from." The writing and acting raises the film from an otherwise standard slapstick comedy to something much more insightful and profound.
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raise (someone or an animal) from something

Fig. to bring up someone or an animal from a young state. My grandmother raised me from a baby. We raised all these rabbits from babies.
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raise someone from something

to help someone up from a lowly state. They hoped for some windfall to raise them from their poverty. They raised me from the depressed state I was in.
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He was horror stricken at the thought of a woman smoking and trembled also to think that his eyes, just raised from the pages of the book of God, had looked upon the bare shoulders and white throat of a woman.
So it is with hybrids, for their degree of fertility is often found to differ greatly in the several individuals raised from seed out of the same capsule and exposed to exactly the same conditions.
It is also a remarkable fact, that hybrids raised from reciprocal crosses, though of course compounded of the very same two species, the one species having first been used as the father and then as the mother, generally differ in fertility in a small, and occasionally in a high degree.
So again amongst hybrids which are usually intermediate in structure between their parents, exceptional and abnormal individuals sometimes are born, which closely resemble one of their pure parents; and these hybrids are almost always utterly sterile, even when the other hybrids raised from seed from the same capsule have a considerable degree of fertility.
During the first three quarters of 2010, 279 funds raised $68.8 billion, a 10 per cent drop in capital raised from the same period last year when 266 funds secured $76.7 billion, according to Dow Jones LP Source, an industry database that tracks private equity fund-raising.
The company said, 'The board expects that the additional capital will be raised from investors without calling on the Government funding which has been offered to U.K.
"I thought I can't do much but perhaps I can walk and get pledges," he said, adding that money raised from the walk is also intended as an offering of thanksgiving for the diocese's successful youth ministry, particularly in camps Medley and Brookwood.
Noemi Rodriguez, a single mother in New York City, says the minimum wage, which was recently raised from $6.50 to $6.75 an hour in New York, means falling short.
If the current deal flow maintains its momentum, 2004 activity could match 1998 levels when $118 billion was raised from nearly 1,100 deals.