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Definitions of challenge

  1. To dare; invite; defy; claim; question; call out to a duel; dispute; object to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To summon to a contest; take exception to; as, to challenge the truth of a statement; to demand the countersign from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To claim; to summon to a contest; to object to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To assert a right; to claim a place. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. take exception to; "She challenged his claims" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To defy a person by calling on him to make good his point in single combat; to call to a contest of any kind; to summon to answer; to demand a right; to object to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "he challenged the assumption that Japan is our enemy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a call to engage in a contest or fight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a demanding or stimulating situation; "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A claim or demand. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. An exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To censure; to blame. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with Who comes there? Webster Dictionary DB
  27. An invitation to a contest; especially, a summons to fight; the demand of a countersign by a soldier on sentry duty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Challenger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A summons to a contest of any kind: exception to a juror: the demand of a sentry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A call or defiance; summons to a duel; objection, as to a voter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A defiance or summons to fight a duel; an invitation to a contest of any kind; the call of a sentinel; the calling in question of a person's right; exception taken to a juror; the opening and trying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To call or summon to fight; to call to answer; to call to prove an assertion; to take exception to a juror. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for challenge

  1. You remember his glorious response to our Lord's challenge Whom say ye that I am?" – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. He sat down to write them a challenge – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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