Synonyms for challenge

Synonyms for (noun) challenge

Synonyms: challenge

Definition: a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

Similar words: demand

Definition: an urgent or peremptory request

Usage: his demands for attention were unceasing

Synonyms: challenge

Definition: questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

Usage: his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy

Similar words: questioning, inquiring

Definition: a request for information

Synonyms: challenge

Definition: a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

Similar words: objection

Definition: the speech act of objecting

Synonyms: challenge

Definition: a call to engage in a contest or fight

Similar words: speech act

Definition: the use of language to perform some act

Synonyms: challenge

Definition: a demanding or stimulating situation

Usage: they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power

Similar words: situation, state of affairs

Definition: the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

Usage: the present international situation is dangerous; wondered how such a state of affairs had come about; eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation- Franklin D.Roosevelt

Synonyms for (verb) challenge

Synonyms: challenge, take exception

Definition: raise a formal objection in a court of law

Similar words: object

Definition: express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

Usage: She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with; When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license

Synonyms: challenge

Definition: ask for identification

Usage: The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard

Similar words: bespeak, call for, request, quest

Definition: express the need or desire for; ask for

Usage: She requested an extra bed in her room; She called for room service

Synonyms: challenge

Definition: issue a challenge to

Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match

Similar words: bid, invite

Definition: ask someone in a friendly way to do something

Synonyms: challenge, dispute, gainsay

Definition: take exception to

Usage: She challenged his claims

Similar words: contend, contest, repugn

Definition: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

Usage: They contested the outcome of the race

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