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Synonyms for challenge

Synonyms for (noun) challenge

Synonyms: challenge Definition: a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

Similar words: demand Definition: an urgent or peremptory request Usage: his demands for attention were unceasing

Synonyms: challenge Definition: questioning a statement and demanding an explanation Usage: his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy

Similar words: questioning, inquiring Definition: a request for information

Synonyms: challenge Definition: a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

Similar words: objection Definition: the speech act of objecting

Synonyms: challenge Definition: a call to engage in a contest or fight

Similar words: speech act Definition: the use of language to perform some act

Synonyms: challenge Definition: a demanding or stimulating situation Usage: they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power

Similar words: situation, state of affairs Definition: the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time Usage: the present international situation is dangerous; wondered how such a state of affairs had come about; eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation- Franklin D.Roosevelt

Synonyms for (verb) challenge

Synonyms: challenge, take exception Definition: raise a formal objection in a court of law

Similar words: object Definition: express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent Usage: She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with; When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license

Synonyms: challenge Definition: ask for identification Usage: The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard

Similar words: bespeak, call for, request, quest Definition: express the need or desire for; ask for Usage: She requested an extra bed in her room; She called for room service

Synonyms: challenge Definition: issue a challenge to Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match

Similar words: bid, invite Definition: ask someone in a friendly way to do something

Synonyms: challenge, dispute, gainsay Definition: take exception to Usage: She challenged his claims

Similar words: contend, contest, repugn Definition: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation Usage: They contested the outcome of the race