rise to (something)

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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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But with me she will not dance, for I have no red rose to give her"; and he flung himself down on the grass, and buried his face in his hands, and wept.
It would have been as easy for Rose to be cheerful in the midst of mere squalor as for a flower to bloom white in a crowded tenement, but at the swift realization of the lack of tenderness for her which this indifference to her first impressions so clearly expressed, her faith in the man she had married began to wither.
And just before they were setting out some boy put his head in the study-door and asked Rose to go with him.
He did not want Rose to know that he had been such a fool as to wait for him.
Aunt Plenty had even allowed Rose to rummage in her great china closet a spicy retreat, rich in all the "goodies" that children love; but Rose seemed to care little for these toothsome temptations; and when that hope failed, Aunt Plenty gave up in despair.
So prim little Ariadne was sent home, and the exhausted aunties left Rose to her own devices for a day or two.
8 : to gain a higher rank or position <He rose to colonel.
In 2004, replacement reserves for all types of condominium associations combined rose to $333.
Give this rose to Danielle," she said, "to the girl who embraced the poorest of the poor and understood them.
When they woke up Rose to tell her Jack had gone on ahead to get things ready, she didn't cry, her family said.
At the farm level, prices of grains and other commodities rose to exceptionally high levels as adverse crop conditions in some parts of the country exacerbated an already tight stock situation.
LOUIS -- Agreement with SBC Knowledge Ventures Enables Rose to Offer Customers New Opportunities to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiency
Seabees in the Pacific Theater, he rose to the rank of lieutenant.
Stammering from hypothermia, Jack asks Rose to make him a promise that she will not give up, that' she will live through the night, holding on until the rescuers come and go on to live a rich and full life, having lots of babies, and dying an old lady many, many years hence.