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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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on the upgrade

improving or progressing.
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on the upgrade

Improving or progressing.
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If they have a history of regularly making software upgrades for older platforms without having to upgrade hardware, it is more likely that the new platform will follow that same arc.
Considering the predicted high level of risk from this hazard even after these modifications are made, the space shuttle upgrades program should solicit additional upgrade proposals for protecting the shuttle from meteoroids and orbital debris,'' the report said.
The ASUG mySAP(TM) ERP Upgrade Symposium will provide insights into exactly how customers can realize maximum value from their upgrades for the next half-decade and beyond.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings upgrades 11 classes and affirms one class of the notes issued by LNR CDO 2002-1, (LNR 2002) as follows:
The upgrades reflect an improvement in the relationship between credit enhancement and future expected losses, and affect approximately $333.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings upgrades 10 classes and affirms 3 classes of the notes issued by LNR CDO 2003-1, Ltd.
NEW YORK -- Fitch upgrades nine classes and affirms one class of the notes issued by Anthracite CDO I, Ltd.
The upgrades reflect an improved relationship between credit enhancement (CE) and future expected losses and affect approximately $1.