What is the opposite of lower?

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Adjective
Opposite of less high in position
“You will have to take the elevator up to the higher levels.”
Adjective
Opposite of less high in rank, quality or amount
“Speak to the senior officer in charge who is across everything you need to know.”
Adjective
Opposite of reduced in amount or value, especially of price
“The underlying causes of increased prices are higher costs of raw material and labor.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or characteristic of hell or the underworld
Adjective
Opposite of located below or lower down
“Tall palm trees with overhanging branches shaded the land.”
Adjective
Opposite of ranking below things in importance
“I know we tend to treat patients as they come, but this is a particularly urgent case.”
Verb
Opposite of to move something to a lower level
“Ensure you bend your knees before you lift anything heavy to prevent any injuries to your back.”
Verb
Opposite of to go to a lower level, especially abruptly
“We watched the hot air balloons rise into the warm desert air.”
Verb
Opposite of to decrease in size, amount, value, or degree
“Parents are advised to avoid becoming the sugar police, as it will simply encourage children to increase sugar intake as a statement of freedom.”
Verb
Opposite of to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
“Jim was advised not to run for at least six weeks, as even light running could exacerbate his injury.”
Verb
Opposite of behave in a way that is perceived as unworthy or debased
“Man is born as a selfish animal, but he has to learn to elevate himself to act selflessly.”
Verb
(of a sound) Opposite of to make or become less in amount, intensity, or degree
“Could you please raise the volume so that I can sing along to this tune?”
Verb
Opposite of to look angry or sullen
“Her daughter would send her photos of her grandchildren, and it would make her smile from ear to ear.”
Verb
Opposite of to have a forbidding or gloomy expression or look
“After a short period of rain, the skies would clear and the sun would manifest itself in full.”
Verb
Opposite of to become weaker or of poorer quality
“The reception appeared to progressively recover as we shifted the antenna to a different location.”
Verb
Opposite of to diminish or take credit from
“Volunteering to help people in the downtown area in a time of need is likely to enhance his reputation in the community”
Verb
Opposite of to become, or to make, less bright, especially of a light source
“There are dome lights to illuminate the cabin for night flying and, in addition, electric side-light fixtures for reading.”
Verb
Opposite of make less strong or intense
Verb
Opposite of to assign an inferior rank or position to
Verb
Opposite of to immerse or submerge into liquid
Verb
Opposite of to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“You need a nice, relaxing holiday to raise your spirits.”
Verb
Opposite of average down
Noun
Opposite of a facial expression indicating disapproval or displeasure
“He winked at her, and she gave a smile in return.”
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