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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

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The decision by Chief Justice Earl Warren found that taxpayers must meet two criteria: the legislation being challenged must directly involve the expenditure of tax funds, and the body spending the money must be exceeding a specific limitation on its power.
Because of this, many teachers have been challenged to provide evidence in order to defend a workshop approach to reading instruction by school administrators, and state and federal authorities.
Another, but less vocal method, is to firmly place it on the bar, table, or floor (this should produce an audible noise that can be easily heard by those being challenged, but try not to leave a permanent imprint).
Of the 137 non-incumbent candidates who were challenged, 75, or 55 percent, were booted from the ballot, and nine others withdrew.
In what appeared to be a victory for the SEIU - the vote in favor of organizing was 270-223 - nurses are now confronted with 56 votes still being challenged by the SEIU and hospital management.
We try to offer a progression in all our programming so girls will come back year after year and continue to be challenged each summer," explains Schroyer.
She believes the industry will be challenged by the financial climate, a shortage of skilled labor needed to fuel growth and the ability to stay current, relevant and connected during the technology revolution.
And if the terminally ill have no fundamental liberty interest in controlling their deaths under the Constitution, on what solid basis can we defend state legislation permitting assisted death whenever it is legally challenged by our opponents?
Teams are challenged to construct a working robot capable of completing a specific set of tasks, such as gathering or placing balls in goals and maneuvering their robots into a designated position.
Exercise can be the medicine needed to assist those who are physically challenged.
With the exception of the last (SAG) presidential election, they've all been challenged,'' she said.
Three out of five executives said their companies challenged their property tax assessments in the past year and an astounding 97 percent of those companies reported their efforts resulted in at least some tax reduction.
Two weeks later, each subject was challenged with their assigned PD30 dose of ragweed allergen and then monitored for safety and nasal volume (congestion), as well as total nasal symptom scores, to establish their baseline allergic response to ragweed.
As of late Tuesday, the election results had already been formally challenged by six other members: Renee Aubry, Judith Baldwin, Avis Boone, Dick Gauthier, Kathleen Haigney and Michael James McGuire.