US: /ˈtʃæɫəndʒ/
UK: /t‍ʃˈælɪnd‍ʒ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

challenge /'tʃælindʤ/
  • danh từ
    • (quân sự) tiếng hô "đứng lại" (của lính đứng gác)
    • sự thách thức
      • to issue (send) a challenge: thách, thách thức
      • to take up (accept) a challenge: nhận lời thách thức
    • (pháp lý) sự không thừa nhận
    • hiệu lệnh (cho tàu thuỷ, máy bay) bắt trưng bày dấu hiệu
    • ngoại động từ
      • (quân sự) hô "đứng lại" (lính đứng gác)
      • thách, thách thức
        • to challenge someone to a duel: thách ai đấu kiếm
      • không thừa nhận
      • đòi hỏi, yêu cầu
        • to challenge attention: đòi hỏi sự chú ý

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a new or difficult task that tests sb's ability and skill: an exciting / interesting challenge + The role will be the biggest challenge of his acting career. + to face a challenge (= to have to deal with one) + Destruction of the environment is one of the most serious challenges we face. + Schools must meet the challenge of new technology (= deal with it successfully). + I'm looking forward to the challenge of my new job.
    2 an invitation or a suggestion to sb that they should enter a competition, fight, etc: to accept / take up a challenge + to mount a challenge
    3 ~ (to sth) a statement or an action that shows that sb refuses to accept sth and questions whether it is right, legal, etc: It was a direct challenge to the president's authority. + Their legal challenge was unsuccessful.
    + verb
    1 [VN] to question whether a statement or an action is right, legal, etc.; to refuse to accept sth: The story was completely untrue and was successfully challenged in court. + She does not like anyone challenging her authority. + This discovery challenges traditional beliefs.
    2 ~ sb (to sth) to invite sb to enter a competition, fight, etc.; to suggest strongly that sb should do sth (especially when you think that they might be unwilling to do it): [VN] Mike challenged me to a game of chess. + [VN to inf] The opposition leader challenged the prime minister to call an election.
    3 [VN] to test sb's ability and skills, especially in an interesting way: The job doesn't really challenge her.
    4 [VN] to order sb to stop and say who they are or what they are doing: We were challenged by police at the border.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 question, dispute, defy, object to, take exception to, contest, doubt, call into doubt, call into or to question, impugn:
    I challenge the validity of your accusation.
    2 invite, dare, summon, call out, provoke:
    The duke was challenged to a duel.
    3 brave, dare, confront, defy, contest:
    We could challenge criticism with an easy confidence.
    4 question, dispute, doubt:
    His opinions are open to challenge.
    5 invitation, dare, summons, provocation, confrontation, defiance; ultimatum:
    An older opponent might not have issued such a challenge.
    6 problem, demand, stimulation, trial, test:
    Are you sure that Mr Wilson will be able to meet the challenge of the new position?

    Collocation dictionary

    1 sth new and difficult


    big, considerable, enormous, great, huge, radical, real, serious, significant, strong | difficult, tough | major, main | fresh, new | exciting, interesting | economic, environmental, intellectual, political, technical, technological
    Liszt's piano music presents an enormous technical challenge.


    be, pose, present | face, meet, respond to, rise to, take on/up
    The gallery has risen to the challenge of exhibiting the works of young artists. He has taken on some exciting new challenges with this job.


    face sb
    the challenges facing nurses in casualty

    2 that shows that sb refuses to accept sth


    serious | direct | effective | legal


    be, present, represent
    The demonstration represents a direct challenge to the new law.


    ~ to
    a legal challenge to the president's power

    3 invitation to compete


    leadership, title
    his title challenge to the heavyweight champion


    issue, mount
    plans to mount a leadership challenge within the party
    | accept, take up
    I accepted his challenge to a game of chess.
    | beat off, fight off
    Our team will have to fight off the challenge from better trained teams.


    ~ from
    a challenge from the other political party

    1 question whether sth is right/true


    The newspaper was directly challenging the government's legitimacy.
    | seriously | effectively
    She was effectively challenging the whole basis on which society was run.
    | successfully
    The story was completely untrue and was successfully challenged in court.


    She challenged him on his old-fashioned views.

    2 invite sb to compete, argue, etc.


    No one has seriously challenged the champion.
    | successfully, unsuccessfully


    She was poised to challenge for the party leadership.
    | to
    The count challenged him to a duel.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a demanding or stimulating situation
    +a call to engage in a contest or fight
    +questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
    +a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
    +a demand by a sentry for a password or identification
    +take exception to
    +issue a challenge to
    +ask for identification
    +raise a formal objection in a court of law