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upgrade to (something)
1. To acquire or move up to some better thing, position, rank, location, etc. After I got my tax refund, I decided to upgrade to a much better computer. I'm so happy we upgraded to first class—this is such a better way to fly!
2. To move or improve someone or something to a better or higher rank, position, grade, quality, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "upgrade" and "to." We've been upgrading the entire department to a new state-of-the-art security system. Forecasters have upgraded the storm to a level-three alert. We've upgraded you to the penthouse suite to make up for our error.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.