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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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And lastly, but most challengingly, can a tokoloshe homunculus be imaged by fMRI during an episode?
Yet he never went as challengingly deep or far out as his gloomier contemporary, Ingmar Bergman.
Most challengingly, the seats were in long unbroken rows with the radio crews seated at the end.
Shivji's organization of these assorted news commentaries--many of which emerged from various party congresses and constitutional debates--provides a challengingly critical account of Tanzania's riddled recent history, although, as he also notes, the "relationship between the 'town' and the 'gown' is an interesting component of the intellectual of the country, which should be told some day in its own right" (6).
Most challengingly of all, Labour could try and conceive of 'irrational' choices as occasionally legitimate, and not simply in need of correcting by policy.
I have several that I think guide us all consistently and challengingly in our discipline.
More challengingly, Larkin offers a sharp reading of the implications of the distribution and capacity of these chapels for such issues as the access (regularity, physical conditions) to church-based services which the expanding population could hope to enjoy in the pre-famine decades.
The quadrilateral, alienable frame was still new, and unusual; much more commonplace, and hence available for metaphor, were the frame as infrastructure (like the frame of a barn), the frame as body (the human frame), and--most challengingly and productively for the argument--framing as "any act of bringing matter into presence in conformity with a design or pattern" (54).
She was making appearances for Nike, and the focus of a couple of Nike advertising campaigns, one of which pictured her standing on the track, arms folded, looking challengingly at the camera, demanding "Objectify Me.
I suggested these were maybe on the light side, to which he challengingly replied if that was so, why were we using 100-grain bullets in my Winchester 70 .
Here, he says, amid the absence or obscurity of God, the self-giving love of Jesus shines forth radiantly, though also more challengingly.
This dictum sits challengingly alongside that of another famous scientist, Peter Medawar who observed, "If politics is the art of the possible, research is the art of the soluble.
Rather challengingly, he goes on: "Vendler seems to follow here the linguistic tradition which coined the term "Aktionsarten" for the phenomena at issue: the ways actions are conceived of.
As it essentially describes a single week of President Nixon's visit to China, it is built up and interspersed with chapters on related matters in a sequence that is challengingly syncopated.
challengingly, with the air of cunningly proclaiming something I have been trying to hide" (4).