raise a family

This page is about the collocation raise a family

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to raise one or more children in a family setting

For example

  • Let's get married and raise a family.

  • The only thing Julia's ever wanted to do is raise a family.

Quick Quiz

If you're raising a family, you're

a. bringing up children

b. trying to have a child

c. helping a troubled family

Contributor: Matt Errey