Gather vs Raise - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between gather and raise

is that gather is to collect; normally separate things while raise is (label) to cause to rise; to lift or elevate.

As nouns the difference between gather and raise

is that gather is a plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker while raise is (us) an increase in wages or salary; a rise (uk).

gather

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To collect; normally separate things.
  • I've been gathering ideas from the people I work with.
    She bent down to gather the reluctant cat from beneath the chair.
  • # Especially, to harvest food.
  • We went to gather some blackberries from the nearby lane.
  • # To accumulate over time, to amass little by little.
  • Over the years he'd gathered a considerable collection of mugs.
  • # To congregate, or assemble.
  • People gathered round as he began to tell his story.
  • #* Tennyson
  • Tears from the depth of some divine despair / Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes.
  • # To grow gradually larger by accretion.
  • #* Francis Bacon
  • Their snowball did not gather as it went.
  • To bring parts of a whole closer.
  • She gathered the shawl about her as she stepped into the cold.
  • # (sewing) To add pleats or folds to a piece of cloth, normally to reduce its width.
  • A gown should be gathered around the top so that it will remain shaped.
  • # (knitting) To bring stitches closer together.
  • Be careful not to stretch or gather your knitting.
  • If you want to emphasise the shape, it is possible to gather the waistline.
  • # (architecture) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as for example where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue.
  • # (nautical) To haul in; to take up.
  • to gather the slack of a rope
  • To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
  • From his silence, I gathered that things had not gone well.
    I gather from Aunty May that you had a good day at the match.
  • (intransitive, medicine, of a boil or sore) To be filled with pus
  • Salt water can help boils to gather and then burst.
  • (glassblowing) To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.
  • To gain; to win.
  • * Dryden
  • He gathers ground upon her in the chase.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  • The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  • The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb).
  • (glassblowing) A blob of molten glass collected on the end of a blowpipe.
  • Derived terms

    * gathering iron

    raise

    English

    Verb

    (rais)
  • (label) To cause to rise; to lift or elevate.
  • # To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect.
  • #* Bible, (w) xxxix. 3
  • I will raise forts against thee.
  • # To cause something to come to the surface of the sea.
  • # (label) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it.
  • # (label) To cause (a dead person) to live again, to cause to be undead.
  • # (military) To remove or break up (a blockade), either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
  • (label) To create, increase or develop.
  • # To collect.
  • # To bring up; to grow; to promote.
  • # To mention (a question, issue) for discussion.
  • # (label) To create; to constitute (a use , or a beneficial interest in property).
  • # (label) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear.
  • #* Bible, (w) xviii. 18.
  • I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • God vouchsafes to raise another world From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite.
  • To respond to a bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
  • (label) To exponentiate, to involute.
  • To extract (a subject or other verb argument) out of an inner clause.
  • *
  • To increase the nominal value of (a cheque, money order, etc.) by fraudulently changing the writing or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
  • Synonyms

    * lift

    Derived terms

    * raise Cain * raise fire * raise one's eyebrows * raise someone's consciousness * raise the alarm * raise the roof * raised by wolves * raised in a barn

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US) An increase in wages or salary; a rise (UK).
  • The boss gave me a raise .
  • (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
  • (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
  • (poker) A bet which increased the previous bet.
  • Derived terms

    * lateral raise * leg raise

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