challenge (someone) to (something)

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challenge (someone) to (something)

To dare or provoke one to participate in something, such as a competition. I ushered Bob out the door as soon as that obnoxious guy challenged him to a fight. Jenna is really good at basketball, so don't challenge her to a game unless you're OK with losing!
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challenge someone to something

to dare someone to do something; to invite someone to compete at something. I challenge you to a round of golf. Jerry challenged us to a debate of the issues.
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But God is with us to challenge us to grow in ways we often don't want or think we need.
It challenges us to look at the full web of what we do, all the connections, and to find our spirit and bring it to work--to help us deal with the inevitable stresses of the workplace, and to challenge us to live the lives we know we owe to ourselves and to God.
Jones and Stallybrass challenge us to see that it was a central tool in the evolution of "self-fashioning" during an era of commercial expansion that put pressure on English men and women to define and redefine themselves as individuals.
Life Changers challenge us to reinvent the boundaries of what we expect about ourselves, what we believe about ourselves, and what we imaging our lives can be.
Such treasures challenge us to imagine distinct times and places, just as the daring visions of new choreographers promise the future.
The play is meant to challenge us to keep an open mind and to stare down the beast of licentiousness within ourselves.
The conference did not just put our heads in the clouds and challenge us to reach for the stars; pragmatic programs such as "Refrigerator Journalism," "How to Jump Start Your Brain," "The Business of Starting a Business" and "How to Survive the 8-Day Week" anchored our feet firmly on the ground as well.
6) Batalden and Berwick challenge us to find the best clinical practices and to disseminate that information as widely as possible.
We have the best customers in the industry who constantly challenge us to develop new and innovative products for the commercial cooking market.
These studies of Carr -- not "just another pretty face" -- and Howard -- not just another corrupt courtier -- together with the other excellent essays in this volume, challenge us to reassess this world.
They challenge us to push the envelope and to use our insight, imagination and innovation to solve complex business challenges.
Customers like USACE challenge us to develop imaginative solutions to the most complex water resource problems.
They also continually challenge us to do better; this is the kind of support and partnership we welcome.
This orientation to the game will shape the competitive nature of our team and challenge us to leave it all out on the field, every game.
They continually challenge us to match their retailing leadership and innovation with new features and products.