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Synonyms of "Hoist" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Hoist that. and Lift that. ?
A: Hoist means to elevate from above, as with a crane. Lift implies that you are elevating something from below, as with a floor jack air by placing your hands below an object and elevating it by hand.
Q: What is the difference between Hoist that. and Lift that. ?
A: Hoist is used when the thing being raised is very high up, for example, a flag. Lift is when we can pick it up by hand, and move it where we want it, ie. furniture.
Q: What is the difference between Hoist or lift or raise and ? ?
A: They have similar meaning:

Hoist refers to some sort of the device being used to perform the act.
Lift can only be used literally, such as a point A to a higher point b.
Raise can be used literally and figuratively. Such as raise your hand or a raise in salary.
Q: What is the difference between Hoist me up and Lift me up ?
A: "Can/will you help me up?" is another way to ask it. Personally I think asking "can/will you lift me up?" sounds fine too!

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