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Meaning & Definition of Challenge in English

English

Challenge

/ʧælənʤ/

noun

1. A demanding or stimulating situation

  • "They reacted irrationally to the challenge of russian power"
    synonym:
  • challenge

2. A call to engage in a contest or fight

    synonym:
  • challenge

3. Questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

  • "His challenge of the assumption that japan is still our enemy"
    synonym:
  • challenge

4. A formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

    synonym:
  • challenge

5. A demand by a sentry for a password or identification

    synonym:
  • challenge

verb

1. Take exception to

  • "She challenged his claims"
    synonym:
  • challenge
  • ,
  • dispute
  • ,
  • gainsay

2. Issue a challenge to

  • "Fischer challenged spassky to a match"
    synonym:
  • challenge

3. Ask for identification

  • "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
    synonym:
  • challenge

4. Raise a formal objection in a court of law

    synonym:
  • challenge
  • ,
  • take exception

Examples of using

That's a sort of exploration challenge.
I accept the challenge!
Finding the optimal for a numerical function can be an important challenge.