Pronunciation: (up-rēr'),[key] —v.t. 1. to raise up; lift: The horse upreared its head and whinnied. 2. to build; erect: to uprear a monument in stone. 3. to elevate the dignity of; exalt: God upreared Abraham by making him the father of many nations. 4. to bring up; rear: to uprear children in a good environment.