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Definition of Challenge


  1. 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.
  2. The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.
  3. A claim or demand.
  4. The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.
  5. 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.
  6. An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.
  7. To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy.
  8. To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat.
  9. To claim as due; to demand as a right.
  10. To censure; to blame.
  11. To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with "Who comes there?"
  12. To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation.
  13. To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court.
  14. To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter.
  15. To assert a right; to claim a place.

Challenge Quotations

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
Sai Baba

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse.
Regina Brett

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Kurt Cobain

A nice person is a 'yes' person, whereas a good person is a person who accepts their responsibility in things and moves forward and tries to constantly evolve and isn't afraid to say no or challenge someone or be honest or truthful.
Miranda Kerr
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Challenge Translations

challenge in Afrikaans is uitdaging
challenge in Danish is udfordre
challenge in Dutch is uittarten, tarten, uitdagen, trotseren
challenge in German is herausfordern, Herausforderung
challenge in Italian is sfidare, disfida
challenge in Norwegian is utfordring
challenge in Portuguese is desafio
challenge in Swedish is utfordra, utmana, utmaning

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