upgrade to

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.
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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.
See also: to, upgrade

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.
See also: to, upgrade
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Riley FBR with analyst Sameet Sinha citing the company's better than expected Q3 results and increased business visibility for the upgrade to Neutral.
There's no word yet if Google plans to bring the free upgrade to other countries.
12 -- The "Get Windows 10" notification on your desktop will now be forcing you more than ever before to upgrade to Windows 10 after the most recent update.
Free upgrade to 4* hotel selected dates Barcelona PS199 2 nights central 2* hotel.
Microsoft has said that customers who downloaded and installed the free "Windows 8 Release Preview" will be able to upgrade to the paid version of the OS, but that those running thefree trial of Windows 8 Enterprise RTM, or "release to manufacturing," which debuted in August, cannot.
Avistele monitors trends for which upgrades are most requested and exercises careful planning to determine which homes to upgrade to meet the demand.
Amazon, on the other hand, dropped the price of Home Premium Upgrade to $59.95, a savings of $60, or 50%.
Funds have been allocated for an avionics upgrade to begin in late FY 05 and end in FY 09 during the HH-60J's third post-depot maintenance (PDM) cycle.
The final factor is how quickly the technology is changing, and how often customers will want to upgrade to new versions of the I/O standard.
MSDE is based on the same data engine as SQL Server, so those who choose to install MSDE can upgrade to SQL Server later if their needs demand, without changing their data configuration," said Robert T.
In addition to the upgrade to the first F/A-18E/F WTT, the initial contract awarded to Link earlier in 2003 also calls for building one new F/A-18E/F Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) and upgrading an existing F/A-18E/F TOFT with the company's SimuSphere visual system display.
The availability or more correctly non-availability of spare parts for legacy process control systems can force an upgrade to avoid possible extended outages.
The cost for a single user to upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Premiere for the Mac is $140, Corel Designer $200 and Microsoft Project Professional $500.
For example, if your organization wants to upgrade to paperless technology--that is, document imaging--don't run right out and buy a scanner and the associated optical-character-recognition software.