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Synonyms of challenge in English:


  • 1 he accepted the challenge
    dare, provocation;
  • 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
    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
    strain, make demands on, weary, wear out, drain, sap;
    stretch, stimulate, arouse, inspire, excite, spur on
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