rise to the challenge

Definition of rise to the challenge

  1. :  to perform so as to succeed The coach is confident that you will rise to the challenge.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting

    :  to get up from sleep or from one's bed

    :  to return from death

  1. :  a spot higher than surrounding ground :  hilltop

    :  an upward slope

    :  an act of rising or a state of being risen: such as

  1. :  to demand as due or deserved :  require

    :  to order to halt and prove identity

    :  to dispute especially as being unjust, invalid, or outmoded :  impugn

  1. :  a summons (see 1summons 2) that is often threatening, provocative, stimulating, or inciting

    :  a summons to a duel to answer an affront

    :  an invitation to compete in a sport

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