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Synonyms for challenge

Synonyms for challenge

an act of taunting another to do something bold or rash


behavior or an act that is intentionally provocative

to call on another to do something requiring boldness


to confront boldly and courageously

to come near, as in quality or amount

to express opposition, often by argument

to take a stand against

Synonyms for challenge

a demanding or stimulating situation

questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

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a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

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take exception to

ask for identification

raise a formal objection in a court of law

References in classic literature ?
And then plucking off a glove he threw it down in the middle of the hall, and the duke picked it up, saying, as he had said before, that he accepted the challenge in the name of his vassal, and fixed six days thence as the time, the courtyard of the castle as the place, and for arms the customary ones of knights, lance and shield and full armour, with all the other accessories, without trickery, guile, or charms of any sort, and examined and passed by the judges of the field.
The old bulls paid no attention to his boastful words, but the eight who had volunteered to accompany him were filled with self-pride so that they stood around vaingloriously beating upon their breasts, baring their fangs and screaming their hideous challenge until the jungle reverberated to the horrid sound.
All this time Bertha Kircher was a wide-eyed and terrified spectator to what, as she thought, could end only in a terrific battle between these frightful beasts, and when Zu-tag and his followers began screaming forth their fearsome challenge, the girl found herself trembling in terror, for of all the sounds of the jungle there is none more awe inspiring than that of the great bull ape when he issues his challenge or shrieks forth his victory cry.
Such were his thoughts when he returned to the coffee-room, and intimated his intention of accepting the doctor's challenge.
The honour of that uniform I feel bound to maintain, and I therefore, without inquiry, accepted the challenge which you offered me.
Undoubtedly, the most common challenge offered by teachers implementing a workshop approach to reading instruction in their classrooms is the pressure associated with raising students' scores on high stakes, standardized testing.
It demonstrated the challenge of failing states--for instance, countries, such as Afghanistan, where weak sovereignty allowed global terrorism to take root.
To use the price challenge form in LIDB, you must have a 128-bit encryption enabled browser such as Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer v.
This was accomplished through a challenge in the following manner: a challenger would ask to see the coin.
The average person doesn't know they should hire an attorney before running for office," said Deb Gordils, a mother of two who successfully fought off a petition challenge but ultimately lost her race against 33rd Ward Alderman Richard E Mell, father-in-law of Gov.
Your challenge starting shortly will be to lead and mentor those behind you, and to continue to prepare yourselves for your future as leaders of the men and women who make up the finest Air Force in the world.
These officers illustrate what many attendees of the FBI National Academy (NA)(2) feel when they participate in the obstacle course and runs that comprise the FBI's Yellow Brick Road Fitness Challenge.
Today I received an e-mail from a Girl Scout camp director wanting to know if Healthy Kids Challenge could go to camp.
Networking, of course, is a huge part of the Golf & Tennis Challenge weekend for attendees and sponsors alike.
Tucker feels that, in view of the High Court's encouragement to the states to experiment with such laws, opposing forces would see the futility of a challenge and forego it.