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Synonyms for challenge
ˈtʃæl ɪndʒchal·lenge

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. challengeverb

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

    pass, allow, grant, concede

Princeton's WordNet

  1. challengenoun

    a demanding or stimulating situation

    "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"

  2. challengenoun

    a call to engage in a contest or fight

  3. challengenoun

    questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

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

  4. challengenoun

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

  5. challengeverb

    a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

  6. challenge, dispute, gainsayverb

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"

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

  7. challengeverb

    issue a challenge to

    "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

    gainsay, take exception, dispute

  8. challengeverb

    ask for identification

    "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

    gainsay, take exception, dispute

  9. challenge, take exceptionverb

    raise a formal objection in a court of law

    gainsay, take exception, dispute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. challengeverb

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

  2. challengeverb

    demand, require, claim, call for

  3. challengeverb

    (Law.) object to, take exceptions to

  4. challengenoun

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

  5. challengenoun

    (Law.) exception, objection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. challengenoun

    defiance, exception, objection

  2. challengeverb

    defy, dare, brave

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How to use challenge in a sentence?

  1. Alexander Mather:

    This was a chance to help the agency that put humans on the Moon and will soon do it again, this Mars rover will help pave the way for human presence there, and I wanted to try and help in any way I could. Refusal of the challenge was not an option.

  2. Fabrice Bregier:

    A stretch is feasible at marginal cost, but it depends on our market appreciation and so far the challenge is to convince new airlines that they can profitably increase their market share with an aircraft which is, it's true, much bigger than what they are used to fly.

  3. Mike Manazir:

    We have to buy something in (fiscal year) '16 for that line to extend, the challenge for me is that if the line shuts down ... I now run out of options, and I can't procure Growlers if the analysis says that we need more.

  4. Shay Rowbottom:

    People still see it as a job and resume platform because it was for so long. And it's just not cool, some people challenge me. I'm 27, so a lot of my friends are kinda like,' What are you doing on LinkedIn ?'.

  5. Aaron Friedberg:

    It's not that ISIS and Iran and Russia aren't problems, but in the long run, the bigger potential challenge is China.

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