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Noun
A call for someone to compete
“He accepted a challenge from his nemesis to a fight in the boxing ring.”
Noun
A call to prove or justify something
“The skeptic mounted a challenge to the claims made by conspiracy theorists.”
Noun
A test of someone's abilities or internal fortitude
“He took up the challenge of leading the notoriously difficult project.”
Noun
An issue or problem requiring resolution
“Establishing peace in the troubled region was a challenge that had to be addressed.”
Noun
A competitive event
“The annual Air Guitar Challenge will be held in the city of Oulu this year.”
Verb
To dispute the validity of
“The defendant's lawyer would challenge the evidence presented by the prosecutor.”
Verb
To invite someone to engage in a contest
“She was always trying to challenge me to a game of chess.”
Verb
To make demands or prove testing on
“The family's holiday in the woods without Wi-Fi would challenge the kids.”
Verb
(rare) To have as a requirement
“Having a demanding boss will challenge patience.”
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