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1 a bridge partner who increases the partner's bid
2 someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil [syn: agriculturist, cultivator, grower]

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  1. A person or thing that raises.
    She is a raiser of gerbils.


  • 1855–1857 — Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit, Book II, ch 31
    Be guided only by the healer of the sick, the raiser of the dead, the friend of all who were afflicted and forlorn, the patient Master who shed tears of compassion for our infirmities.


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Konrad Raiser (b. 25 january 1938) is a former General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Born in Magdeburg, Germany in 1938, Konrad Raiser studied theology and started working with the World Council of Churches, first in the department for Faith and Order. He later became the Deputy General Secretary. Leaving the WCC in 1983, Raiser began to teach theology at Bochum University in Germany until he returned again to Geneva in 1992, this time elected as General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. He served the WCC in this capacity until 2004.
raiser in German: Konrad Raiser

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