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rise to something

to react to a difficult situation by working harder to succeed It was a tough race, but Jean rose to the challenge and rode her horse beautifully. He's handled many crises before, but can he rise to the task this time?
Related vocabulary: rise to the occasion
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Diminished slack in many industries and expectations of continued business expansion were among the chief factors giving rise to the increase in these outlays.
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Sales east of Park Avenue averaged $541 per square foot in 1998, up from $447, versus a rise to $649.
However, it is unclear whether the forces giving rise to the unusual behavior of the aggregates will wane in coming months or continue unabated.
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