Synonyms of challenge in English:



  • 1 he accepted the challenge
    dare, provocation; summons
  • 2 he successfully resisted a challenge to his leadership
    confrontation with, dispute with, stand against, test of, opposition, disagreement with; questioning of, defiance, ultimatum
  • 3 getting ready for the visitors was proving quite a challenge
    problem, difficult task, test, trial; trouble, bother, obstacle
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  • 1 you will need to be able to challenge their statistics in an informed way
    question, disagree with, object to, take exception to, confront, dispute, take issue with, protest against, call into question; demur about/against, dissent from, be a dissenter from
  • 2 he challenged one of my men to a duel
    dare, summon, invite, bid, throw down the gauntlet to, defy someone to do something
  • 3 a new way of life that would challenge them
    test, tax, try; strain, make demands on, weary, wear out, drain, sap; stretch, stimulate, arouse, inspire, excite, spur on
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