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something that tests strength, skill, or ability, especially in a way that is interesting
something difficult[uncountable and countable]
The company is ready to meet the challenges of the next few years.
the challenge of doing something
I relish the challenge of rebuilding the club.
face/take on/accept etc a challenge (=be ready to deal with one)
Martins now faces the biggest challenge of his career.
meet a challenge/rise to a challenge (=successfully deal with one)
a new and vibrant initiative to meet the challenge of the 21st century
the intellectual challenge of postgraduate research
when someone refuses to accept that someone or something is right and legal
a direct challenge to the Governor's authority
The president faces a strong challenge from nationalists.
pose/represent/present a challenge (to somebody)
The strike represented a serious challenge to the government.
when someone tries to win something or invites someone to try to beat them in a fight, competition etc
They are ready to mount a challenge for the championship.
They threw down the challenge that he couldn't wash 40 cars in one hour (=invited him to try to do it).
The Prime Minister narrowly avoided a leadership challenge last year.
a demand from someone such as a guard to stop and give proof of who you are, and an explanation of what you are doing
a statement made before the start of a court case that a juror is not acceptable