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Dictionary definition for: Challenge

1. (n) a demanding or stimulating situation; "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"

2. (v) take exception to; "She challenged his claims"

3. (n) a call to engage in a contest or fight

4. (v) issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

5. (n) questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"

6. (v) ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

7. (n) a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

8. (v) raise a formal objection in a court of law

9. (n) a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

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