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Another word for lift

  1. To move (something) to a higher position

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  2. To move from a lower to a higher position

      1. To result or spring (from)
      2. To result, issue, or proceed:
      3. To get up, as from a sitting or prone position; rise.
      1. To move upward upon or along; climb:
      2. To proceed from a lower to a higher level or degree, as in rank, pitch, etc.
      3. To go or move upward; rise:
      1. To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend:
      2. To rise or ascend gradually to a higher point; mount
      3. To rise slowly or steadily; ascend:
      1. To place or fix on or in the appropriate support or setting for display or study:
      2. To go upward; rise:
      3. To climb or ascend:
      1. To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
      2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
      3. To cause to rise:
      1. To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
      2. To rise or fly high into the air
      3. To rise well above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated
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  3. To disappear by or as if by rising

      1. To attenuate and vanish; dissipate:
      2. To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
      3. To break up (light) into its component colored rays
      1. To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.
      2. To break up and scatter; dispel; disperse
      3. To be dissipated; disperse or vanish
      1. To separate and go in different directions; disperse:
      2. To diffuse or deflect (radiation or particles).
      3. To throw here and there or strew loosely; sprinkle
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  4. To take back or remove

      1. To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
      2. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
      3. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
      1. To withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul
      2. (Obsolete) To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
      3. To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
      1. To make void; repeal or annul.
      2. To revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.)
      1. To cause (an engine or mechanism) to function in reverse.
      2. To put a motor, engine, etc. in reverse; reverse the action of a mechanism
      3. To turn inside out or upside down:
      1. (Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
      2. To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling:
      3. (Now Rare) To recall
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  5. To raise the spirits of

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  6. To take (another's property) without permission

  1. An instance of lifting or being lifted

      1. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
      2. A push to help propel a person or thing upward or forward
      3. An increase:
      1. An upward displacement of soil, rocks, etc., usually caused by frost or moisture
      2. An upward movement of a surface, especially when caused by swelling and expansion of clay, removal of overburden, or freezing of subsurface water.
      3. A pulmonary disease of horses that is characterized by respiratory irregularities, such as coughing, and is noticeable especially after exercise or in cold weather.
      1. A group of flags raised together as a signal.
      2. A group of signal flags displayed together on one line
      3. An apparatus for raising heavy things; elevator; tackle
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  2. High spirits

      1. The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.
      2. Images or special effects created through animation.
      3. The art or process of making movies with drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of static objects, including all techniques other than the continuous filming of live-action images.
      1. A feeling of exultant joy or pride; high spirits
      1. A feeling of vigor, well-being, or high spirits
      2. A feeling of great happiness or well-being.
      1. The act of exalting or the condition of being exalted.
      2. A feeling of great joy, pride, power, etc.; elation; rapture
      3. A state or feeling of intense, often excessive exhilaration or well-being.
      1. The state of being stimulated, refreshed, or elated:
      2. An exhilarated condition or feeling; liveliness; high spirits; stimulation
      3. The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening.
      1. The condition of being so excited:
      2. Something, such as a sudden creative act or idea, that is inspired:
      3. The quality of being so excited, as manifested in something:
      1. The act, process, or result of raising or lifting up.
      2. The act or process of raising to a higher moral, social, or cultural level
      3. A bra designed to lift and support the breasts
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  3. A strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation

      1. (Medicine) A slight palpable vibration associated with a cardiac murmur and certain other cardiac or respiratory conditions.
      2. The quality of thrilling, or the ability to thrill
      3. (--- Med.) An abnormal tremor, as of the circulatory system, that can be felt by the hand on palpation
      1. The power to strike a hard blow
      2. A powerful effect:
      3. (Informal, Dial.) A heavy, clumsy movement of the body
      1. (--- Informal) A display of enthusiasm or vigor
      2. A fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead.
      3. (Slang) A sense of excitement; a thrill:
      1. An instrument of torture, used to crush the foot and leg.
      2. A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.
      3. A marine or navy recruit in basic training.
      1. That gear of a motor vehicle, etc. producing the greatest speed and the lowest torque
      2. A high degree, level, place, position, etc.
      3. The high gear configuration of a transmission.
      1. Fun:
      2. (Slang) Temporary, often obsessive interest:
      3. Any of various moves in dance in which the leg is extended from the body.
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Another word for lift

  1. The work of lifting

  2. *A ride

      1. The business of conveying passengers or goods:
      2. A means of conveyance:
      3. The work or business of conveying passengers or goods
      1. (--- Sports) The ball or puck as it is propelled:
      2. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
      3. The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile:
      1. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
      2. A segment of a written work or speech:
      3. The right, permission, or power to come and go freely:
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  3. *Aid

      1. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
      2. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
      3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
      1. The act of assisting.
      2. Aid; help:
      1. Financial or other help.
      2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      3. Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.
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Synonym Study

  • Boost is a colloquial term and implies lifting by or as if by a push from behind or below boost me into the tree. All these terms are used figuratively to imply bringing into a higher or better state to lift, or hoist, one's spirits, to raise one's hopes, to elevate one's mind, to rear children, to boost sales
  • Hoist implies the lifting of something heavy, usually by some mechanical means, as a block and tackle or a crane to hoist bales of cotton into a ship
  • Rear is a literary equivalent of raise the giant trees reared their branches to the sky
  • Elevate is now a less frequent synonym for lift or raise the balloon had been elevated 500 feet
  • Raise , often interchangeable with lift , may specifically imply bringing into an upright position by lifting one end to raise a flagpole
  • Lift , in its general literal sense, implies the use of some effort in bringing something up to a higher position help me lift the table