I am going to make to very big assumptions so if my assumptions are in correct disregard.
No Limit Hold'em and a Full Ring Cash Game. Also I play the micro (Monkey) stakes so take it FWIW.
I tend to raise in the situation you are describing even if there is a limper or two ahead but I raise small. say 3xbb, this doesn't really discourage people from playing as pocket pairs are a good multiway implied odds
hand. Also it allows me to take down pots when i have missed when I cbet-Ace high flops as people give more respect than I deserve. And even better when I do make my set and c-bet I will get floated from aggressive players as either they can't let go of TP hands or don't believe I have it. Play changes depending on villians but imo raising is better than limping.