live up to

live up to
meet the requirements or expectations of (Freq. 5)
Syn: ↑satisfy, ↑fulfill, ↑fulfil
Ant: ↑fall short of (for: ↑satisfy)
Derivationally related forms: ↑fulfilment (for: ↑fulfil), ↑fulfillment (for: ↑fulfill), ↑satisfactory (for: ↑satisfy), ↑satisfaction (for: ↑satisfy), ↑satisfier (for: ↑satisfy)
Hypernyms: ↑meet, ↑fit, ↑conform to
Hyponyms: ↑suffice, ↑do, ↑answer, ↑serve, ↑cover
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

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: to be equal to : compare in quality or worth with

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live up to
1. To behave in a manner worthy of
2. To fulfil or satisfy (expectations, a promise, etc)
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Main Entry:live

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ˌlive ˈup to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they live up to he/she/it lives up to present participle living up to past tense lived up to past participle lived up to] phrasal verb
to be as good as what was expected or promised

The breathtakingly beautiful scenery certainly lived up to expectations.

Thesaurus: to be good enough or as good as expectedsynonym
Main entry: live

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fulfill (expectations)
fulfill (an undertaking)

the president lived up to his promise to set America swiftly on a new path

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live up to [phrasal verb]
live up to (something)
1 : to do what is required by (something)

She lived up to her promises. [=she kept her promises]

2 : to be good enough for (something)

He has found it difficult to live up to his name/reputation. [=to be as good/successful as people think he is or should be]

Their vacation didn't live up to their expectations. [=their vacation wasn't as good as they expected it to be]

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Main Entry:live

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