Definitions of challenge

  1. To dare; invite; defy; claim; question; call out to a duel; dispute; object to.
  2. To summon to a contest; take exception to; as, to challenge the truth of a statement; to demand the countersign from.
  3. To claim; to summon to a contest; to object to.
  4. To assert a right; to claim a place.
  5. take exception to; " She challenged his claims"
  6. ask for identification; " The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
  7. issue a challenge to; " Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
  8. To defy a person by calling on him to make good his point in single combat; to call to a contest of any kind; to summon to answer; to demand a right; to object to.
  9. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; " he challenged the assumption that Japan is our enemy"
  10. a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
  11. a call to engage in a contest or fight
  12. a demanding or stimulating situation; " they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"
  13. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; " his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
  14. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
  15. The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.
  16. A claim or demand.
  17. The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.
  18. An exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause.
  19. An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.
  20. To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy.
  21. To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat.
  22. To censure; to blame.
  23. To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation.
  24. To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court.
  25. To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter.
  26. To question or demand the countersign from ( one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with Who comes there?
  27. An invitation to a contest; especially, a summons to fight; the demand of a countersign by a soldier on sentry duty.
  28. Challenger.
  29. A summons to a contest of any kind: exception to a juror: the demand of a sentry.
  30. A call or defiance; summons to a duel; objection, as to a voter.
  31. A defiance or summons to fight a duel; an invitation to a contest of any kind; the call of a sentinel; the calling in question of a person's right; exception taken to a juror; the opening and trying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.
  32. To call or summon to fight; to call to answer; to call to prove an assertion; to take exception to a juror.
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