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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 ?
The music also of the challengers breathed from time to time wild bursts expressive of triumph or defiance, while the clowns grudged a holiday which seemed to pass away in inactivity; and old knights and nobles lamented in whispers the decay of martial spirit, spoke of the triumphs of their younger days, but agreed that the land did not now supply dames of such transcendent beauty as had animated the jousts of former times.
At length, as the Saracenic music of the challengers concluded one of those long and high flourishes with which they had broken the silence of the lists, it was answered by a solitary trumpet, which breathed a note of defiance from the northern extremity.
He then commanded his trumpet to sound a defiance to the challengers, and desired a herald to announce to them, that he should make no election, but was willing to encounter them in the order in which they pleased to advance against him.
At this the challenger with fierce defy His trumpet sounds; the challenged makes reply: With clangour rings the field, resounds the vaulted sky.
Challenger, a small, dainty, smiling figure, stood in the open doorway to welcome us.
Well, my dear," said Challenger, bustling out of the car, "here are our visitors.
It enables me to concentrate my attention upon my incomparable wife," said Challenger, passing his short, thick arm round her waist.
5 inches to the overall width of the Challenger Hellcat, the Widebody model joins the Challenger SRT Demon as the widest Challengers ever.
Associate Editor Judith Aquino spoke with Dixon about why companies need to fill the gap with Challengers.
Conversely, brand leaders are abundant in resource but are averse to taking risks and if they are actively defending their territory, it becomes difficult for challengers to attack them.
What we do first is decide on the secret ingredients that we want to use for the season, and we kind of cast people for the ingredients, between the Iron Chefs and the challengers.
In the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District race for three seats, Mark Distaso, Larry Layton and Leona Ruth Sexton were ahead of appointed board member Maximino Duran, incumbent Fred Heslep and challengers Deborah Jauregui-Rocha, Michael Richard Hughes, Ron Bird, Geraldine Rose Davis and Charles Brink.
Three pitchers combined on a two-hitter to lead the Eugene Challengers to an 8-0 victory Sunday over Challengers East in five innings at the Challenger Classic in Swede Johnson Stadium.
With the Challengers investigation still under way, the full effects of the space-shuttle tragedy on NASA's future plans are so far unknown and unknowable.
The team will transform Challengers with contemporary wheels, engines, suspensions, transmissions and interiors.