HyperDic: challenge

English > 9 senses of the word challenge:
VERBcommunicationchallenge, dispute, gainsaytake exception to
communicationchallengeissue a challenge to
communicationchallengeask for identification
communicationchallenge, take exceptionraise a formal objection in a court of law
NOUNstatechallengea demanding or stimulating situation
communicationchallengea call to engage in a contest / contest or fight
communicationchallengequestioning a statement and demanding an explanation
communicationchallengea formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
communicationchallengea demand by a sentry for a password or identification
challenge > pronunciation
Soundschae'lahnjh
Rhymescounterchallenge ... sponge: 10 rhymes with ahnjh...
English > challenge: 9 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA demanding or stimulating situation.
Example"they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"
Broadersituation, state of affairsThe general state of things
Spanishdesafío, reto
Catalandesafiament, repte
English > challenge: 9 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA call to engage in a contest / contest or fight.
Narrowercall-outA challenge to a fight or duel
calling into question, demand for explanationA challenge to defend what someone has said
confrontationA bold challenge
dare, daringA challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
defianceA hostile challenge
demand for identificationAs by a sentry
gauntlet, gantletTo offer or accept a challenge
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishdesafío, reto
Verbschallengeissue a challenge to
English > challenge: 9 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningQuestioning a statement and demanding an explanation.
Example"his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
Broaderquestioning, inquiringA request for information
Verbschallengetake exception to
English > challenge: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror.
BroaderobjectionThe speech act of objecting
Spanishrecusación, reto
Verbschallengeraise a formal objection in a court of law
English > challenge: 9 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA demand by a sentry for a password or identification.
BroaderdemandAn urgent or peremptory request
Spanishalta
Verbschallengeask for identification
English > challenge: 9 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtake exception to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She challenged his claims"
Synonymsdispute, gainsay
Entailsquestion, oppugn, call into questionchallenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
Narrowercallchallenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
callchallenge (somebody) to make good on a statement
Broadercontest, contend, repugnTo make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
Spanishcuestionar, desafiar, disputar, impugnar
Adjectiveschallengeablecapable of being challenged
Nounschallengequestioning a statement and demanding an explanation
English > challenge: 9 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningissue a challenge to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey challenge him to write the letter
Example"Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
Narroweraction, sue, litigate, processinstitute legal proceedings against
appealTake a court case to a higher court for review
call one's bluffask to prove what someone is claiming
call outchallenge to a duel
counterchallengechallenge in turn
defy, darechallenge
impeachchallenge the honesty or veracity of
impugnattack as false or wrong
litigateEngage in legal proceedings
provoke, stimulateProvide the needed stimulus for
question, oppugn, call into questionchallenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
remit, remand, send backrefer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
Broaderinvite, bidask someone in a friendly way to do something
Spanishdesafiar, retar
Catalandesafiar, reptar
Nounschallengea call to engage in a contest / contest or fight
challengerthe contestant you hope to defeat
English > challenge: 9 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningask for identification.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
Entailsstop, haltCome to a halt, stop moving
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishcuestionado, cuestionar, dar el alto, interrogado
Nounschallengea demand by a sentry for a password or identification
English > challenge: 9 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningRaise a formal objection in a court of law.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymtake exception
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerappealchallenge (a decision)
BroaderobjectExpress or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
Spanishrecusar
Catalanrecusar
Nounschallengea formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

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