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raise hopes

This page is about the collocation raise hopes

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to make somebody feel more hopeful

For example

  • She could still lose the trial, so don't raise her hopes too high.

  • The company's huge profits raised the workers' hopes of getting a pay rise.

Note:
Related collocations include "raise expectations" and "raise spirits"

Quick Quiz

If your hopes have been raised, you feel

a. higher than before

b. better than before

c. worse than before

Contributor: Matt Errey