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Raise

An increase in one's wages or salary. A company may offer a raise for seniority, exceptional work performance or some other reason. Some raises are automatic, especially to account for the cost of living, while others must be requested or earned. In the UK, a raise is sometimes called a rise.
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At 6:30 each evening, he sits at his dining room table with the automaton where they both raise glasses and drink to their health.
The guest said she had been to the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales but said yesterday evening was far less formal with no speeches or toasts - except to raise glasses to the bride and groom.
TOAST: Robert Griffin, left, fund-raiser Nicola Cameron-Rew, and staff raise glasses to Zoe's Place volunteersPicture: MARTIN BIRCHALL