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  Definition of challenge
  1. a demand by a sentry for a password or identification
  2. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
  3. a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
  4. a call to engage in a contest or fight
  5. a demanding or stimulating situation; "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"
  6. raise a formal objection in a court of law
  7. ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
  8. issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
  9. take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
Similar Words: take exception, dispute, gainsay

 

Hyponyms: dare, daring, confrontation, call-out, defiance, calling into question, demand for explanation, demand for identification, gauntlet, gantlet, appeal, provoke, stimulate, counterchallenge, question, oppugn, call into question, impeach, impugn, defy, call one's bluff, call out, remit, remand, send back, action, sue, litigate, process, call

 

Entailments: stop, halt, question, oppugn, call into question

 

Derivational Morphology: dispute, gainsay, take exception, rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender, difference, difference of opinion, conflict, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing

 

 
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