rise to the challenge


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

Examples of rise to the challenge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Middle East has a way of forcing itself to the top of every president’s agenda; in the aftermath of this devastating attack, the White House must rise to the challenge. Suzanne Maloney, Foreign Affairs, 10 Oct. 2023 The summit is expanding its focus on sustainability — and Brazil’s climate advocates hope the country will rise to the challenge. Laura Martins, The Verge, 21 Sep. 2023 Can theater director Lila (Reynolds) rise to the challenge of putting on the perfect Christmas ballet, while also discovering her office Secret Santa in the process? Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 Harrington believed that middle-class America would rise to the challenge. Kim Phillips-Fein, The New Republic, 28 Aug. 2023 That is the exact challenge facing the U.S. economy broadly: Workers must adapt and rise to the challenge of acquiring new skills, as so many did during the pandemic. Michael Chui, Fortune, 9 Aug. 2023 Only time will tell if this wet fantasia of a film can sivako, or rise to the challenge, and meet Cameron’s definition of success. Vulture, 8 Jan. 2023 The issue becomes, as the levels go up and the challenges increase, can the Lakers’ role guys rise to the challenge? Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2023 To fix this, higher education can rise to the challenge of defining and demonstrating the value of the college experience and quantifying the skills and abilities their graduates possess. Adam Wray, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 See More

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“Rise to the challenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rise%20to%20the%20challenge. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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