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rise to (something)

To increase one's effort in response to a challenging situation. If you're going to lead this team, you've got to rise to the challenge and start motivating them. It was a tough act to follow, but the band rose to the occasion and played the best set of their career.
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The number of single-family starts increased about 18 percent from the second quarter to the fourth quarter, rising to the highest quarterly level since 1979.
Pickens' experience running large national medical cost containment programs and developing industry leading solutions will be key factors in enabling Rising to achieve and effectively manage its future growth strategies.
Our elected officials must join in rising to the occasion to allow supermarkets and other large stores to serve and employ New Yorkers without having to become enmeshed in years of bitter local political battles," he challenged.
By combining these processes with our state-of-the-art PDKs qualified for the Cadence Virtuoso platform, we can enable customers such as Rising to build wireless and RF products with first-time silicon success.
This combination of superior, proven design talent with established game technology is expected to catapult Ares Rising to the forefront of the space combat product category.