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1

Live or act in accordance with; also, measure up to. For example, Children rarely live up to their parents' ideals, or This new technology has not lived up to our expectations. [Late 1600s]

2

Carry out, fulfill, as in She certainly lived up to her end of the bargain. [First half of 1800s]

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