raise (a child)

To "raise a child" means to help the child grow from a baby to an adult. Raising children includes feeding them, clothing them, giving them an education, and so on. When parents are raising their children, they have certain ideas for how they want the kids to grow up to be. For example, you may want your child to be honest. So you teach him honesty. To explain this idea, you say that you "raised him to be honest".

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