Translation of challenge in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (summon) desafiar*, retar one knight challenged the other un caballero desafió or retó al otro he challenged him to a duel lo desafió a un duelo, lo retó a duelo to challenge sb to +
infinitive/infinitivodesafiar* a algn a que+ subjunctive/subjuntivoI challenge you to prove that! ¡lo desafío a que lo demuestre! 1.2 (offer competition to) no one can challenge the leaders now nadie puede hacer peligrar la posición de los líderes they'll be challenged by a coalition at the next election en las próximas elecciones se les enfrentará una coalición 1.3 (question) [authority/right/findings] cuestionar; [assumption/idea/theory] cuestionar, poner* en entredicho or en duda or en tela de juicioExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (stimulate) suponer* or constituir* un reto or un desafío para this job will really challenge him este trabajo realmente supondrá or constituirá un reto or un desafío para élExample sentences
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (stop) [Military/Militar] darle* el alto a she was challenged by a store detective un guarda de seguridad la abordó 3.2 [Law/Derecho] [juror] recusarExample sentences
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (to duel, race) desafío (masculine), reto (masculine) to issue a challenge to sb desafiar* or retar a algn to take up o accept the challenge aceptar el reto or desafío 1.2 (competition) rival (masculine) the Democrats are a serious challenge to the government los demócratas constituyen un serio rival para el gobierno 1.3 (disputing) I cannot tolerate this challenge to my authority no tolero que se cuestione mi autoridad
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