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challenge

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2 something that requires thought and skill for resolution
  • the many challenges facing developing countries in the 21st century

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challenge

verb

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1 to demand proof of the truth or rightness of
  • don't hesitate to challenge any statement that generalizes about people

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2 to invite (someone) to take part in a contest or to perform a feat
  • I challenge you to swim to the other side of the pond

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3 to have as a requirement
  • having to put up with an overbearing boss challenges forbearance

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The first known use of challenge was in the 13th century

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“Challenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/challenge. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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