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Synonyms for challenge
ˈtʃæl ɪndʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. challenge(noun)

    a demanding or stimulating situation

    "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"

  2. challenge(noun)

    a call to engage in a contest or fight

  3. challenge(noun)

    questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

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

  4. challenge(noun)

    a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

  5. challenge(verb)

    a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

  6. challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"

    Synonyms:
    altercate, take exception, gainsay, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy

  7. challenge(verb)

    issue a challenge to

    "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

    Synonyms:
    gainsay, take exception, dispute

  8. challenge(verb)

    ask for identification

    "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

    Synonyms:
    gainsay, take exception, dispute

  9. challenge, take exception(verb)

    raise a formal objection in a court of law

    Synonyms:
    gainsay, take exception, dispute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. challenge(v)

    Synonyms:
    defy, summon, dare, question, investigate, brave, canvass

    Antonyms:
    pass, allow, grant, concede

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. challenge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defy, dare, brave, invite to trial, call to combat, call to answer

  2. challenge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    demand, require, claim, call for

  3. challenge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) object to, take exceptions to

  4. challenge(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defiance, summons to trial, call to combat, call to answer

  5. challenge(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) exception, objection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. challenge(n)

    Synonyms:
    defiance, exception, objection

  2. challenge(v)

    Synonyms:
    defy, dare, brave

How to pronounce challenge?

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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say challenge in sign language?

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How to use challenge in a sentence?

  1. Ndiba Ngolicha:

    It has only rained for two days within the year but we have not lost a single cow to drought or lack of pasture. Our biggest challenge remains livestock diseases.

  2. Antone Melton-Meaux:

    We don't need another celebrity. We don't need dividers. We need people that are going to work and unite us to challenge and take hold of these problems that we face as a community.

  3. Mike McCaul:

    This is a very difficult counterterrorism challenge in the United States.

  4. Dustin Vande Hoef:

    It's a huge challenge for this producer and highlights the importance of biosecurity and other producers trying to take steps to limit the spread of this disease.

  5. Gloria Bergquist:

    Given changes in the market landscape, it will be a daunting challenge to meet the very aggressive requirements of the 2022-2025 federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas rule.


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