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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"

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

  7. challenge(verb)

    issue a challenge to

    "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

    gainsay, take exception, dispute

  8. challenge(verb)

    ask for identification

    "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

    gainsay, take exception, dispute

  9. challenge, take exception(verb)

    raise a formal objection in a court of law

    gainsay, take exception, dispute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. challenge(v)

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

    pass, allow, grant, concede

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. challenge(v. a.)

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

  2. challenge(v. a.)

    demand, require, claim, call for

  3. challenge(v. a.)

    (Law.) object to, take exceptions to

  4. challenge(n.)

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

  5. challenge(n.)

    (Law.) exception, objection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. challenge(n)

    defiance, exception, objection

  2. challenge(v)

    defy, dare, brave

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How to use challenge in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Blyth:

    The weather is always the biggest challenge, we’re reading the Farmer’s Almanac and always checking forecasts.

  2. Leslie Rutledge:

    Appellees have had multiple opportunities to challenge their convictions, sentences, and – critically – their method of execution, their guilt is beyond dispute.

  3. Nuzhat Naweed:

    It all sounds good but there is still a question mark over how it works in practice, the challenge is how you manage personnel to give them enough flexibility, without inefficiencies or duplication.

  4. Joe Belfatto:

    You need that ability to step away, recharge, and enjoy yourself, it’s a real challenge with all we’re faced with today.

  5. Wang Zhimin:

    If we indulge crimes and breaches of the law, even whitewash, exonerate or give them support, that would be a blatant challenge to the rule of law in Hong Kong, which will eventually hurt the interest of all the Hong Kong people, hence, the central government firmly supports Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Special Administrative Region government continue to govern effectively and actively make a difference in accordance with the law, firmly supports Hong Kong Police to do their duties in accordance with the law.

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