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1‘he accepted the challenge’
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
1‘you will need to be able to challenge their statistics in an informed way’
question, disagree with, object to, take exception to, confront, dispute, take issue with, protest against, call into question
demur about, demur 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’
test, tax, try
strain, make demands on, weary, wear out, drain, sap
stretch, stimulate, arouse, inspire, excite, spur on
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