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Saltos de línea: chal|lenge
Pronunciación: /ˈtʃalɪn(d)ʒ

Definición de challenge en inglés:


1A call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength: he accepted the challenge
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  • Because of this idea of a competitive country, open to the biggest international challenges, I decided to be associated with the creation of A1 Team Portugal.
  • A diversity of masculine subjectivities is mobilized around and through Spike as he comes to terms with challenges to his power.
  • The obsession of kite flying can also be seen in competitive kite challenges.
dare, provocation;
1.1A task or situation that tests someone’s abilities: the traverse of the ridge is a challenge for experienced climbers he took up the challenge of organizing a sports afternoon
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  • The novice traveler often must undergo tests or challenges, but the experienced holy person is familiar with the road and the terrain and encounters no such problems.
  • Every day, the dozy dozen face a series of challenges and tasks designed to test the sleep-deprived.
  • It was his brother, Matthew, an architect, who took up the challenge of linking the tiny stone school buildings and turning them into a home.
problem, difficult task, test, trial;
trouble, bother, obstacle
1.2An attempt to win a contest or championship in a sport: he is desperate for a third world title challenge
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  • Manchester United have won through November in a manner that should presage a championship challenge.
  • They'll come second, but should really be staking a claim for a championship challenge.
  • It was a nice win and one that we needed if we are to mount a challenge for the play-offs.
2A call to prove or justify something: a challenge to the legality of the banning order
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  • The prospect of a legal challenge to the Bluestone planning decision is proving a barrier in the minds of prospective job applicants.
  • The experience and knowledge generated proved significant in the longer term for mounting legal challenges to apartheid legislation.
  • If so, an alliance of parliamentary opponents will mount a court challenge on grounds of human rights.
confrontation with, dispute with, stand against, test of, opposition, disagreement with;
questioning of, defiance, ultimatum
2.1A guard’s call for a password or other proof of identity: I heard the challenge ‘Who goes there?’
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  • Partisan poll workers have been accused of intimidating voters with photographs, heckling, and by challenges to their identity and qualifications.
  • In order to proceed further, you must answer the sentry's challenge by entering the countersign
  • The challenge must be made at a distance sufficient to prevent your being rushed by the person being challenged.
2.2 Law An objection regarding the eligibility or suitability of a jury member.
Example sentences
  • Most of the hearing time was actually occupied by challenges to the jury, as it were, the panel of military officers that are going to hear the case.
  • The coroner in charge of the inquest is facing a legal challenge to his decision to appoint 12 royal courtiers to the jury
  • In mounting such a challenge, an attorney argues that based on a person's answers to the lawyer's or the judge's questions, that person has proved himself incapable of carrying out his responsibilities as a juror.
3 [mass noun] Medicine Exposure of the immune system to pathogenic organisms or antigens: recently vaccinated calves should be protected from challenge
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  • The effect of M. habana vaccination on protection against challenge with M. tuberculosis was evaluated.
  • Acute antigen challenge of the airways can lead to rapid edema and appearance of plasma proteins in the airways.
  • Both mediators were elevated in patients with asthma after allergen challenge.


[with object] Volver al principio  
1Dispute the truth or validity of: it is possible to challenge the report’s assumptions
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  • He said that either a Newton Hearing, in which the disputed evidence is challenged, or an agreed basis of plea needed to take place before he could proceed with the case.
  • Morrison completes her trilogy by confronting contemporary race and gender representations and challenging declarations of truth and law.
  • By saying she doesn't remember she is tacitly accepting the truth by not challenging it.
demur about/against, dissent from, be a dissenter from
1.1 Law Object to (a jury member): a certain number of jurors may be challenged
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  • The parties to any jury trial may inspect a copy of the panel from which the jury in their trial will be chosen, in order to decide whether any should be challenged
  • Defence Counsel may challenge two jury candidates and jurors will be asked if they have any connection with case or defendant.
  • Since one is not allowed to select jurors, but only to challenge (deselect) them, traditional approaches to jury selection have focused on identification and challenge of undesirable jurors
1.2(Of a guard) order (someone) to prove their identity: the watchman did not challenge him
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  • The security guard challenged him outside the building and the youngster gave himself up.
  • Harkishin was challenged by security guards when he approached the checkout on Sunday.
  • Sometimes a guard will challenge me and demand to see my pass.
2Invite (someone) to engage in a contest: he challenged one of my men to a duel organizations challenged the government in by-elections
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  • The contest challenged children to describe what they do before bed each night to help them get a good night's sleep - and why.
  • Last week a man saw me lifting by myself and challenged me to a contest.
  • Before she would agree to marry her suitor, she challenged him to several contests and always won.
2.1Enter into competition with or opposition against.
Example sentences
  • In 1902, Saint-Pierre was also the bastion of a white supremacy whose power was being challenged by a populist opposition.
  • Mr Hayes has challenged the introduction of competition at the expense of the British Post Office.
  • That move is being challenged by the Federal Opposition.
2.2Make a rival claim to or threaten someone’s hold on (a position): they were challenging his leadership
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  • A pioneer in liquid crystal displays, Sharp has seen its once-dominant position challenged by Taiwanese and Korean rivals.
  • Fan is so far the only candidate and no one has yet emerged from the democratic camp to challenge the position she has held for the past seven years.
  • The impressive and young Nurney team have not lost sight of the fact that they are one win away from getting themselves into a promotion challenging position.
2.3 [with object and infinitive] Invite (someone) to do or say something that one thinks will be difficult or impossible: I challenge the Minister to deny these accusations
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  • We are challenged with a most difficult task, which is to uphold the law,’ he said.
  • Its hardships and difficulties challenge us to look into our soul so that we can ask how deeply we are willing to trust God.
  • Some might say he was challenging me to work harder for my own good.
2.4Make demands on; prove testing to: a new way of life that would challenge them
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  • The rare breeds hatchery business has challenged them, Drowns says.
  • No strategy he could come up with would challenge him enough to spark interest.
  • During the trading year, random events could spring up to challenge your ability to manage the business through such unforeseen situations.
strain, make demands on, weary, wear out, drain, sap;
stretch, stimulate, arouse, inspire, excite, spur on
3 Medicine Expose (the immune system) to pathogenic organisms or antigens.
Example sentences
  • The animals were not challenged with antigen after sensitization as the aim was to study the biochemical changes due to sensitization alone.
  • This suggests that these variables at least remain similarly ranked among individuals, despite the fact that the immune system was challenged by SRBC.
  • If the immune system was challenged with a large dose of virus or bacteria, then a large population of T cells was generated by the expansion phase.


Middle English (in the senses 'accusation' and 'accuse'): from Old French chalenge (noun), chalenger (verb), from Latin calumnia 'calumny', calumniari 'calumniate'.



Pronunciación: /-dʒəb(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • He said: ‘Regardless of whether it is challengeable or not, it undermines the whole democratic process.’
  • Potentially the list is challengeable under Human Rights legislation because people have the right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
  • Are you being advised that these particular patents are challengeable?


Example sentences
  • But Dettori will face new challengers from among the generation of up-and-coming jockeys.
  • But they will be unable to live with the Division One title challengers.
  • From now on, the league becomes interesting as contenders and challengers start to show their hands.

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