upgrade to

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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The availability or more correctly non-availability of spare parts for legacy process control systems can force an upgrade to avoid possible extended outages.
41,626,000 class E-FX upgrade to 'BBB+' from 'BBB';
28,750,000 class BFL notes upgrade to 'AA+' from 'AA';
During the second quarter, the tax-backed sector continued to improve with 20 upgrades and eight downgrades, for an upgrade to downgrade ratio of 2.
This groundbreaking hitless software upgrade to IPv6 is just the latest indication of the extreme, infrastructure-class high availability of the Enstara platform," said Carey Parker, vice president of marketing, of Chiaro Networks.
The tax-backed sector showed marked improvement in the first quarter, with 27 upgrades and 4 downgrades, for an upgrade to downgrade ratio of 6.
Released in November 2004 and available as a free upgrade to users of QuarkXPress 6, QuarkXPress 6.
However, more than 60 percent of consumers think the upgrade to the nation's transmission system should be paid for by entities other than consumers such as government, utilities and big power users.
HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced an upgrade program that enables customers to minimize costs, simplify transition complexities and reduce downtime as they upgrade to Oracle(R) E-Business Suite 11i, a complete set of business applications.
Nasdaq: PSFT) announced the Upgrade Services Roadmap, a comprehensive set of services designed to dramatically cut the time and cost required to upgrade to PeopleSoft 8.
Options range from a straightforward technical upgrade to a more complex path designed to streamline process, remove custom and ABAP code, create a long-term reporting and business intelligence strategy, and implement additional functionality.
This allows Cincinnati Bell to choose a predetermined time for the upgrade to take place.
Users of Intel(R) Pentium(R), Pentium Pro, and some 486 processor-based PCs can upgrade to Pentium II processor architecture plus utilize the latest high-bandwidth memory and bus technologies.