Since this word has okurigana (hiragana attached to the kanji) you know that it's probably going to use the kun'yomi reading, which you didn't learn with the kanji. Here's a mnemonic to help you:
You want to raise an aardvark (あ) above your head. Why? Because even though aardvarks have long tongues, it can't reach the ants in the trees. But when you raise the aardvark it can get at those yummy ants!
Please put this box on top of the refrigerator for me.
Please lift it three centimeters.
I raised my hands and let out a huge fart.