What does 'rise to (do)' mean in this sentence? Something like 'come to' or 'get to'?

They later went to work at regular jobs. But none rose to become a good scholar or a fine artist.

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    "Rise up in the ranks" -- attain higher rank or skill level. – Hot Licks Mar 15 at 0:09

It's closer to "get to" (or, more closely, "go on to"/"went on to") than "come to", unless the speaker and audience are all fine scholars and artists.

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