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The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.
Ibrahim Babangida

Meaning of "challenge" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHALLENGE

From Old French chalenge, from Latin calumniacalumny.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHALLENGE

challenge  [ˈtʃælɪndʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHALLENGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Challenge is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb challenge in English.

WHAT DOES CHALLENGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of challenge in the English dictionary

The first definition of challenge in the dictionary is to invite or summon. Other definition of challenge is to call into question; dispute. Challenge is also to make demands on; stimulate.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHALLENGE

PRESENT

Present
I challenge
you challenge
he/she/it challenges
we challenge
you challenge
they challenge
Present continuous
I am challenging
you are challenging
he/she/it is challenging
we are challenging
you are challenging
they are challenging
Present perfect
I have challenged
you have challenged
he/she/it has challenged
we have challenged
you have challenged
they have challenged
Present perfect continuous
I have been challenging
you have been challenging
he/she/it has been challenging
we have been challenging
you have been challenging
they have been challenging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I challenged
you challenged
he/she/it challenged
we challenged
you challenged
they challenged
Past continuous
I was challenging
you were challenging
he/she/it was challenging
we were challenging
you were challenging
they were challenging
Past perfect
I had challenged
you had challenged
he/she/it had challenged
we had challenged
you had challenged
they had challenged
Past perfect continuous
I had been challenging
you had been challenging
he/she/it had been challenging
we had been challenging
you had been challenging
they had been challenging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will challenge
you will challenge
he/she/it will challenge
we will challenge
you will challenge
they will challenge
Future continuous
I will be challenging
you will be challenging
he/she/it will be challenging
we will be challenging
you will be challenging
they will be challenging
Future perfect
I will have challenged
you will have challenged
he/she/it will have challenged
we will have challenged
you will have challenged
they will have challenged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been challenging
you will have been challenging
he/she/it will have been challenging
we will have been challenging
you will have been challenging
they will have been challenging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would challenge
you would challenge
he/she/it would challenge
we would challenge
you would challenge
they would challenge
Conditional continuous
I would be challenging
you would be challenging
he/she/it would be challenging
we would be challenging
you would be challenging
they would be challenging
Conditional perfect
I would have challenge
you would have challenge
he/she/it would have challenge
we would have challenge
you would have challenge
they would have challenge
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been challenging
you would have been challenging
he/she/it would have been challenging
we would have been challenging
you would have been challenging
they would have been challenging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you challenge
we let´s challenge
you challenge
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to challenge
Past participle
challenged
Present Participle
challenging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHALLENGE


arrange
əˈreɪndʒ
binge
bɪndʒ
change
tʃeɪndʒ
cringe
krɪndʒ
dinge
dɪndʒ
exchange
ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ
fringe
frɪndʒ
grange
ɡreɪndʒ
hinge
hɪndʒ
infringe
ɪnˈfrɪndʒ
interchange
ˌɪntəˈtʃeɪndʒ
mange
meɪndʒ
mid-range
ˈmɪdreɪndʒ
orange
ˈɒrɪndʒ
range
reɪndʒ
re-challenge
riːˈtʃælɪndʒ
springe
sprɪndʒ
strange
streɪndʒ
syringe
ˈsɪrɪndʒ
top-of-the-range
ˌtɒpəvðəˈreɪndʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHALLENGE

chalk up
chalkboard
chalkface
chalkiness
chalklike
chalkpit
chalkstone
chalkstripe
chalky
challah
challenge to the array
challenge to the polls
challengeable
challenged
challenger
challenging
challengingly
challie
challis
challoth

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHALLENGE

avenge
breenge
henge
kitenge
lozenge
Montezuma´s revenge
peenge
revenge
scavenge
Seahenge
Stonehenge
tenge
venge
voided lozenge
wenge

Synonyms and antonyms of challenge in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHALLENGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «challenge» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of challenge

Translation of «challenge» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHALLENGE

Find out the translation of challenge to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of challenge from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «challenge» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

挑战
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desafío
570 millions of speakers

English

challenge
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चुनौती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تـَحَدٍّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вызов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desafio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চ্যালেঞ্জ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

défi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cabaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Herausforderung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

挑戦
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tantangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự thách thức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சவால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आव्हान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

meydan okuma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sfida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyzwanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

виклик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

provocare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόκληση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitdaging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utmaning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utfordring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of challenge

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHALLENGE»

The term «challenge» is very widely used and occupies the 2.810 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHALLENGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «challenge» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «challenge» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about challenge

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHALLENGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word challenge.
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Berenice Abbott
The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective.
2
Jason Alexander
I think with challenge comes a little more fun.
3
Harry Anderson
The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.
4
Ibrahim Babangida
The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.
5
Warren E. Burger
Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.
6
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching.
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Michael Cadnum
I take a real interest in the possibilities of teaching - including the practice of bringing creative writing, and serious reading, into the classroom. I am persuaded that since language is alive, much of the challenge has already been met by the poets and novelists we read.
8
Billy Campbell
A great deal of my battle, as an actor, is to whittle away the things that make me self-conscious and try to trick myself into not being self-conscious. So, it's always a challenge, whether I'm lying in a hospital bed or flying around with a rocket pack on my back, or what have you. On the best of days, it's a challenge for me.
9
Thomas P. Campbell
We live in a world of crisis, of challenge, and... it's in our galleries that we can unpack the civilizations that we're seeing the current manifestations of.
10
Jimmy Carter
When I was in the White House, I was confronted with the challenge of the Cold War. Both the Soviet Union and I had 30,000 nuclear weapons that could destroy the entire earth and I had to maintain the peace.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHALLENGE»

Discover the use of challenge in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to challenge and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Challenge
When Colonel Henry Talbot summons Bulldog Drummond and Ronald Standish, it is to inform them of the mysterious death of one of their colleagues – Jimmy Latimer.
Sapper, 2009
2
Challenge
If you are ready to challenge your mind--and perhaps your preconceived notions--this book is for you! In handy, 'compact' (4 3/4' x 7 3/4') size.
Aryeh Carmell, Cyril Domb, 2000
3
The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for ...
With examples from the experience of student leaders, The Student Leadership Challenge is the perfect guide for faculty and student affairs staff members as well as for students seeking to develop themselves for leadership." —Howard T. ...
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, 2009
4
The Challenge of Carl Schmitt
Carl Schmitt's thought serves as a warning against the dangers of complacency entailed by triumphant liberalism.
Chantal Mouffe, 1999
5
Maths Challenge
DT Challenges provide stimulating questions to help students think more deeply about basic mathematical ideas DT Comments and solutions explain the mathematical ideas and provide tips on how to approach later questions DT A Glossary defines ...
Tony Gardiner, 2000
6
The Challenge of Effective Speaking
Completely integrated with NEW online tools that actively prepare students to create effective speeches and NEW brief in-text speech elements that address the way today's students learn, the 15th edition of THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE ...
Rudolph Verderber, Kathleen Verderber, Deanna Sellnow, 2011
7
Challenge For The Actor
The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems
Uta Hagen, 1991
8
Mensa Challenge Your Brain Math and Logic Puzzles
Give your brain a workout on the type of brainteasers that challenge the best solvers at the World Puzzle Championships.
Dave Tuller, Michael Rios, 2005
9
Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge
In addition to Jim and Barry’s foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective.
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, 2009
10
The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global ...
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Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey Berry, Jerry Goldman, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHALLENGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term challenge is used in the context of the following news items.
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Russia Jamming Technology Poses Challenge for Allied Forces, US …
RUKLA, Lithuania—Sophisticated Russian electronic-warfare systems and jamming technology are posing an acute challenge for allied forces ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Ugly Twitter Trend #DontJudgeMe Challenge Silenced By Body …
An online trend dubbed the #DontJudgeMe Challenge has guys and girls Tweeting videos of their transformations as they go from ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Charter challenge by Winnipeg man suspected of planning terrorism …
A charter challenge by a Winnipeg man suspected of planning terrorist activities has been delayed. Aaron Driver, who is 23, is not accused of ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
4
IT'S ON: Japan Accepts US Giant Robot Fight Challenge
In a response video from Suidobashi Heavy Industries, not only is the challenge accepted, but a bit of shit-talking already starts, and the stakes ... «Jalopnik, Jul 15»
5
This Could Be Bernie Sanders' Biggest General Election Challenge
It's been the Summer of Bernie Sanders. Thousands are turning out at his campaign events, his poll numbers are skyrocketing and the New ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
6
A new Instagram challenge has thousands of teens posting dramatic …
The latest social media challenge has teens smearing their faces with makeup in the name of body-positivity — but the videos are actually just ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
7
Tennessee Death Row Inmates Challenge Execution Method
After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee's method for executing prisoners began on Tuesday with an anesthesiologist ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
8
Alan Shatter: Fine Gael face 'enormous challenge' to secure two …
Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter believes it will be an “enormous challenge” for Fine Gael to secure two seats in his constituency in the ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
9
'Don't Judge Challenge' Currently Trending Among Supporters and …
Millennials across the nation are adorning themselves with drawn on uni-brows, acne, messy hair and missing teeth, and creating ... «NBC 6 South Florida, Jul 15»
10
Morgan Carroll announces challenge to Mike Coffman
WASHINGTON — Ending weeks of speculation, Democratic state Sen. Morgan Carroll on Tuesday announced her plan to challenge ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»

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