rise to the challenge

rise to the challenge

To discover or utilize the strength, determination, or skill necessary to accomplish some difficult task successfully. I know that you're nervous about taking on such a senior role in the company, but I'm totally confident that you'll rise to the challenge. The odds were against them, but the home team rose to the challenge and managed to win the championship.
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rise to the challenge

Fig. to accept a challenge. (Usually in reference to success with the challenge.) You can depend on Kelly to rise to the challenge. We were not able to rise to the challenge and we lost the contract.
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rise to the ocˈcasion/ˈchallenge

do something successfully in a difficult situation, emergency, etc: When the lead singer became ill, Cathy had to take her place. Everyone thought she rose to the occasion magnificently.This company must be prepared to rise to the challenge of a rapidly changing market.
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Coady tells Wolves: Rise to challenge SKIPPER Conor Coady believes the experience of Wolves' players in Europe will be vital - as he called on his teammates to rise to the challenge of a 'tougher' season ahead.
READ:Your words have weight of policy, Hontiveros reminds Duterte|Bato: 'Unfair' to accuse police of executing drug suspects Hontiveros said she has faith that as a new senator, Dela Rosa would "rise to the challenge" as the Senate is a different insitution from the Philippine National Police.
'I really hope and have faith na magra-rise siya sa challenge bilang senador dahil ibang institution na ang Senado sa PNP (I have faith that he will rise to the challenge as a senator because the Senate is a different institution from the Philippine National Police).
On Earth Day, we reaffirm our commitment to rise to the challenge of climate change and protect our shared environment now, and for future generations.
Chest, Heart & Stroke chief exceutive Jane-Claire Judson said: "Opportunities are being missed to support people to live life to the full and services need to rise to the challenge."
Despite our grave economic crises, due to corruption and cronyism, I know if we are united in our resolve, we will rise to the challenge and Pak will become the great nation envisaged by our Quaid and Iqbal
She called on all unionists to rise to the challenge from Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and put a border poll off the agenda for generations.
The avionics industry will rise to the challenge of equipping the U.S.
Will they rise to the challenge or end up with a soggy bottom?
WALES Under-21s boss Geraint Williams has called upon his players to rise to the challenge of taking on their England counterparts tonight and of make history by securing a place at next year's European Championship.
Re: "How Hospitals Can Rise to the Challenge," a video interview with Teri Fontenot, H&HN Daily, March 7
MIKEL Arteta is confident he can rise to the challenge at Arsenal and take his game to another level in the Champions League.
Care home operators must also rise to the challenge of restoring trust, while ensuring that residents are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
on I HOPE that Dr Alex Scott-Samuel's fellow academics at the University of Liverpool will rise to the challenge and refuse to cave in to cllr Nick Small.
Marie Curie Cancer Care offers a number of events and opportunities through its Rise to the Challenge campaign, both in the UK and overseas.