Challenge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃælɪndʒ|  American pronunciation of the word challenge
Brit.  |ˈtʃalɪn(d)ʒ|  British pronunciation of the word challenge


- a demanding or stimulating situation
- a call to engage in a contest or fight
- questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
- a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
- a demand by a sentry for a password or identification


- take exception to(syn: dispute, gainsay)
- issue a challenge to
- ask for identification
- raise a formal objection in a court of law


A number of doctors are challenging the study's claims.

The new lawsuit challenges the lower court's decision.

She's been challenged on her handling of the problem.

None of them were willing to challenge the referee on the call.

It's a game that will challenge a child's imagination.

The work doesn't challenge him anymore, and he's often bored.

The next major challenge for the company is to improve its distribution capabilities.

Teaching adolescents can be quite a challenge.

The band feels ready for new challenges.

If he takes on the new project he will face the greatest challenge of his career.

Management is seeking ways to better meet the challenge of future growth.

The ski slope offers a high degree of challenge.

Do you accept my challenge to a game of chess?

The senator may face a challenge from within her own party.

Challenges to fight are punishable by fine and imprisonment.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: challenge
he/she/it: challenges
present participle: challenging
past tense: challenged
past participle: challenged
singular: challenge
plural: challenges
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