challenges

The Correct spelling is: challenges

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  • n.
      1. A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition: a challenge to a duel.
      2. An act or statement of defiance; a call to confrontation: a challenge to the government's authority.
    1. A demand for explanation or justification; a calling into question: a challenge to a theory.
    2. A sentry's call to an unknown party for proper identification.
    3. A test of one's abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking: a career that offers a challenge.
    4. A claim that a vote is invalid or that a voter is unqualified.
    5. Law. A formal objection to the inclusion of a prospective juror in a jury.
    6. Immunology. The induction or evaluation of an immune response in an organism by administration of a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.

    v., -lenged, -leng·ing, -leng·es.

    v.tr.
      1. To call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition: challenged me to a game of chess.
      2. To invite with defiance; dare: challenged him to contradict her. See synonyms at defy.
    1. To take exception to; call into question; dispute: a book that challenges established beliefs.
    2. To order to halt and be identified, as by a sentry.
    3. Law. To take formal objection to (a prospective juror).
    4. To question the qualifications of (a voter) or validity of (a vote).
    5. To have due claim to; call for: events that challenge our attention.
    6. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate: a problem that challenges the imagination.
    7. Immunology. To induce or evaluate an immune response in (an organism) by administering a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.
    v.intr.
    1. To make or give voice to a challenge.
    2. To begin barking upon picking up the scent. Used of hunting dogs.

    [Middle English chalenge, from Old French, from Latin calumnia, trickery, false accusation. See calumny. V., from Middle English chalengen, from Old French chalangier, from Latin calumniārī, from calumnia.]

    challengeable chal'lenge·a·ble adj.


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