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Part of speech: Noun

An invitation to a contest; especially, a summons to fight; the demand of a countersign by a soldier on sentry duty.

Part of speech: Verb

To summon to a contest; take exception to; as, to challenge the truth of a statement; to demand the countersign from.

Part of speech: Noun


Usage examples "challenge":
  • I took up her challenge. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  • He heard it as a challenge. - "O+F", John Moncure Wetterau.
  • And stared at her with a fixed challenge in his eyes. - "The Old Wives' Tale", Arnold Bennett.