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Overview of noun challenge

The noun challenge has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) challenge

(a demanding or stimulating situation; "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power")

2. (3) challenge

(a call to engage in a contest or fight)

3. (1) challenge

(questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy")

4. challenge

(a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror)

5. challenge

(a demand by a sentry for a password or identification)


Overview of verb challenge

The verb challenge has 4 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (12) challenge, dispute, gainsay

(take exception to; "She challenged his claims")

2. (7) challenge

(issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match")

3. (1) challenge

(ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard")

4. (1) challenge, take exception

(raise a formal objection in a court of law)

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