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Definition 1: a call to engage in a contest or fight - [noun denoting communication]

(challenge is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of challenge ) a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

"he could never refuse a dare"

(... is a kind of challenge ) a bold challenge

(... is a kind of challenge ) a challenge to a fight or duel

(... is a kind of challenge ) a hostile challenge

(... is a kind of challenge ) a challenge to defend what someone has said

(... is a kind of challenge ) as by a sentry

(... is a kind of challenge ) to offer or accept a challenge

"threw down the gauntlet" "took up the gauntlet"

Definition 2: questioning a statement and demanding an explanation - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where challenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy

(challenge is a kind of ...) a request for information

Definition 3: a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror - [noun denoting communication]

(challenge is a kind of ...) the speech act of objecting

Definition 4: a demand by a sentry for a password or identification - [noun denoting communication]

(challenge is a kind of ...) an urgent or peremptory request

"his demands for attention were unceasing"

Definition 5: a demanding or stimulating situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where challenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power

(challenge is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

Definition 6: issue a challenge to - [verb of communication]

Samples where challenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fischer challenged Spassky to a match

(challenge is a kind of ...) ask someone in a friendly way to do something

(... is a kind of challenge ) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

"He was warned that the district attorney would process him" "She actioned the company for discrimination"

(... is a kind of challenge ) take a court case to a higher court for review

"He was found guilty but appealed immediately"

(... is a kind of challenge ) refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge to a duel

"Aaron Burr called out Alexander Hamilton"

(... is a kind of challenge ) ask to prove what someone is claiming

"John called Mary's bluff when she claimed she could prove the theorem in under an hour"

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge

"I dare you!"

(... is a kind of challenge ) attack as false or wrong

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge the honesty or veracity of

"the lawyers tried to impeach the credibility of the witnesses"

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

"We must question your judgment in this matter"

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge in turn

"The authentication was counterchallenged"

(... is a kind of challenge ) provide the needed stimulus for

(... is a kind of challenge ) engage in legal proceedings

Definition 7: take exception to - [verb of communication]

Samples where challenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She challenged his claims

Synonyms for challenge in the sense of this definition

(challenge is a kind of ...) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

"They contested the outcome of the race"

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

"call the speaker on a question of fact"

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

"He deserves to be called on that"

(challenge implies ...) challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

"We must question your judgment in this matter"

Definition 8: raise a formal objection in a court of law - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for challenge in the sense of this definition

(challenge is a kind of ...) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

"She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with" "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

(... is a kind of challenge ) challenge (a decision)

"She appealed the verdict"

(challenge belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 9: ask for identification - [verb of communication]

Samples where challenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard

(challenge is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(challenge implies ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

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