Associations to the word «Challenge»

Wiktionary

CHALLENGE, noun. A confrontation; a dare.
CHALLENGE, noun. An instigation or antagonization intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.
CHALLENGE, noun. A bid to overcome something.
CHALLENGE, noun. (sports) An attempt to take possession; a tackle
CHALLENGE, noun. A summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
CHALLENGE, noun. The act of a sentry in halting a person and demanding the countersign, or (by extension) the action of a computer system demanding a password, etc.
CHALLENGE, noun. A difficult task, especially one that the person making the attempt finds more enjoyable because of that difficulty.
CHALLENGE, noun. (legal) A procedure or action.
CHALLENGE, noun. (legal) (rare) A judge's interest in the result of the case for which he or she should not be allowed to sit the case, e.g. a conflict of interest.
CHALLENGE, noun. The act of appealing a ruling or decision of a court of administrative agency.
CHALLENGE, noun. The act of seeking to remove a judge, arbitrator or other judicial or semi-judicial figure for reasons of alleged bias or incapacity.
CHALLENGE, noun. (US) An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.
CHALLENGE, noun. (hunting) The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.
CHALLENGE, verb. To invite someone to take part in a competition.
CHALLENGE, verb. To dare someone.
CHALLENGE, verb. To dispute something.
CHALLENGE, verb. (legal) To make a formal objection to a juror.
CHALLENGE, verb. (obsolete) To claim as due; to demand as a right.
CHALLENGE, verb. (obsolete) To censure; to blame.
CHALLENGE, verb. (military) To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines).
CHALLENGE, verb. (US) To object to the reception of the vote of, e.g. on the ground that the person is not qualified as a voter.

Dictionary definition

CHALLENGE, noun. A demanding or stimulating situation; "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power".
CHALLENGE, noun. A call to engage in a contest or fight.
CHALLENGE, noun. Questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy".
CHALLENGE, noun. A formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror.
CHALLENGE, noun. A demand by a sentry for a password or identification.
CHALLENGE, verb. Take exception to; "She challenged his claims".
CHALLENGE, verb. Issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match".
CHALLENGE, verb. Ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard".
CHALLENGE, verb. Raise a formal objection in a court of law.

Wise words

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