- A demanding or stimulating situation.
- usage: "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"
- A call to engage in a contest or fight.
- Questioning a statement and demanding an explanation.
- usage: "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
- A formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror.
- A demand by a sentry for a password or identification.
- Take exception to.
- usage: "She challenged his claims"
- Issue a challenge to.
- usage: "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
- Ask for identification.
- usage: "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
- Raise a formal objection in a court of law.
- synonyms: take exception
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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