an increase in salary

  • He asked the boss for a raise.

  • She got her raise last month.

(Note The UK term is rise.)
  1. to increase or to make higher

  2. to obtain money or to organise a loan


"...the company said yesterday that its recent share issue has been oversubscribed, raising $225.5m" [Financial Times]

"...investment trusts can raise capital, but this has to be done as a company does, by a rights issue of equity" [Investors Chronicle]

"...over the past few weeks, companies raising new loans from international banks have been forced to pay more" [Financial Times]

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