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1. challenge

verb. ['?t??l?nd?'] take exception to.

Synonyms

  • question
  • take exception to
  • confront
  • dispute
  • take issue with
  • contest
  • repugn
  • question
  • face up to
  • call into question
  • gainsay
  • contend
  • call

Antonyms

  • desensitise
  • desensitize
  • deaden
  • sedate

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Challenge

  • alonge

How do you spell challenge? Is it challange ?

A common misspelling of challenge is challange

Example sentences of the word challenge


1. Noun, singular or mass
Although it may be a challenge, getting a fast divorce in Louisiana is not impossible.

2. Verb, base form
Well, we’re here to challenge that idea with a kitchen by 3 Lights Design.

Quotes containing the word challenge


1. I really love baseball. The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things. The only thing I hate - and I know you have to be realistic and pay the bills in this life - is the loneliness on the road.
- Vin Scully

2. When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
- Dalai Lama

3. I would love to close my eyes and see myself with my girlfriend when we're 99 years old and I have a pipe and she's knitting a sweater, and I hope that's the way it goes. I think it's a challenge every day.
- Chris Messina

2. challenge

noun. ['?t??l?nd?'] a demanding or stimulating situation.

Synonyms

  • state of affairs

Antonyms

  • increment
  • irreversible process

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

3. challenge

verb. ['?t??l?nd?'] issue a challenge to.

Synonyms

  • action
  • provoke
  • remand
  • invite
  • process
  • send back
  • defy
  • impugn
  • dare
  • question
  • call one's bluff
  • call into question
  • litigate
  • appeal
  • impeach
  • call out
  • counterchallenge
  • stimulate
  • bid
  • remit
  • oppugn

Antonyms

  • answer
  • certainty
  • repel
  • unattractiveness

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

4. challenge

noun. ['?t??l?nd?'] a call to engage in a contest or fight.

Synonyms

  • challenges
  • dare
  • provocation
  • summons
  • gauntlet
  • speech act
  • gantlet
  • calling into question
  • call-out
  • demand for explanation
  • confrontation
  • defiance
  • daring

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • defense
  • bore
  • free

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

5. challenge

noun. ['?t??l?nd?'] questioning a statement and demanding an explanation.

Synonyms

  • questioning

Antonyms

  • stabilisation
  • stabilization

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

6. challenge

verb. ['?t??l?nd?'] raise a formal objection in a court of law.

Synonyms

  • take exception
  • appeal

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • increase
  • decrement

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

7. challenge

verb. ['?t??l?nd?'] ask for identification.

Synonyms

  • bespeak
  • quest
  • halt
  • request
  • stop

Antonyms

  • devolution
  • ride
  • surrender
  • lend oneself

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

8. challenge

noun. ['?t??l?nd?'] a demand by a sentry for a password or identification.

Antonyms

  • sink

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)

9. challenge

noun. ['?t??l?nd?'] a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror.

Antonyms

  • inactivity

Etymology

  • chalonge (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • calumnia (Latin)
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