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upgrade someone or something to something

to raise someone or something to a higher grade or rank. Please upgrade me to first class. They upgraded the terrorist alert status to red.
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upgrade to something

to move up to a higher grade or rank. I would like to upgrade to a first-class seat. Please upgrade me to a better room.
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on the upgrade

improving or progressing.
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on the upgrade

Improving or progressing.
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If they have a history of regularly making software upgrades for older platforms without having to upgrade hardware, it is more likely that the new platform will follow that same arc.
Stefan Kneis, executive liaison for SAP Americas, will kick off the ERP Upgrade Symposium with a look at how SAP is delivering on its commitment to help customers experience the business value of enterprise service-oriented architecture (Enterprise SOA).
41,626,000 class E-FX upgrade to 'BBB+' from 'BBB';
NEW YORK -- This is an amended version of a press release issued earlier today and contains revised economic figures at end of the second paragraph and an amended amount of rating upgrades in the third paragraph.
The upgrades reflect an improvement in the relationship of CE to future loss expectations and affect approximately $51.