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    challenge - Dictionary definition and meaning for word challenge

    Definition
    (noun) a demanding or stimulating situation
    Example Sentence
    • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
    Definition
    (noun) a call to engage in a contest or fight Definition
    (noun) questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
    Example Sentence
    • his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy
    Definition
    (noun) a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror Definition
    (noun) a demand by a sentry for a password or identification Definition
    (verb) take exception to
    Synonyms : dispute , gainsay
    Example Sentence
    • She challenged his claims
    Definition
    (verb) issue a challenge to
    Example Sentence
    • Fischer challenged Spassky to a match
    Definition
    (verb) ask for identification
    Example Sentence
    • The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard
    Definition
    (verb) raise a formal objection in a court of law
    Synonyms : take exception
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