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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.
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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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Don't worry about seat reservation-it is confirmed; the flight is always on time; our good deeds will be our luggage; humility will be our passport; kindness will be our visa; and lots of love will upgrade us to business class.' Think about this, too: 'One great form of wealth is kindness.
This was in the early '80s, when our group was billeted in this iconic hotel, which at that time happened to be fully booked so that the hotel had no choice but to upgrade us to a suite.