Raise

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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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He asked the audience to raise hands if they wanted to see the coordination committee dissolved , to which they responded with a positive gesture.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that "there was a divergence of views within the commission, but in the end it was resolve by voting with raise hands publicly."/ End
The technology, used in Wayland, replaces the need to hold a voice vote, or raise hands, or stand up and be counted at town meeting.