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challenge

chal·lenge

challenge

 
pronunciation:
chae lihnj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an invitation to join a fight or competition.
He accepted the challenge to enter the race.
similar words:
invitation
definition 2: an interesting or difficult problem.
English spelling is a challenge for anyone.
 
synonyms:
problem
similar words:
test
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: challenged, challenges, challenging
definition: to invite someone to enter a competition or to do something that requires courage or skill.
He challenged her to climb the cliff.She challenged him to a tennis match.
synonyms:
dare
similar words:
call, invite, provoke
derivation: challenger (n.)
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