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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Some of the Willow High pupils explain the school's success: "The teachers in Welsh always push and challenge us to achieve our very best," said Courtney James.
I hope they will take the Pope's words to heart--that they will, in fact, stir up trouble in our dioceses; that they will challenge us through their actions to become disciples and evangelists to our own peers; that they will challenge us to live our faith authentically in daily life; that they will inspire our church to a renewed sense of God's call, and a vision of what that might look like, today.
But God is with us to challenge us to grow in ways we often don't want or think we need.
God, our cross bearer, Challenge us to take up our cross and to choose the narrow path, that on our journey we may learn the cost of discipleship and identify with those who give up home and livelihood for the sake principle.
Africa is the great incubator, since them, even more than in the industrial world, people stop taking medicine too soon, thereby giving the bugs the chance to adapt to the medicine and challenge us to come up with new defenses.
The healing images and narratives we imagine will eventually materialize." Her words challenge us to adopt more expansive visions for social change.
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.
Difficult times challenge us to appreciate what we have, to be clear on our priorities, and to understand what is truly important.
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.
Now, however, we have a plan that will challenge us to change the way MTMC does business.
We can prevent the negativism from ruining our career and even use it to achieve a higher level of expertise by letting it challenge us to take a closer look at exactly what we are doing and how we can do it better.
In the short run, I believe the new terms of our social contract may be closer to home: helping parents to balance work and family, and to raise their children to be better than the culture around them; tackling the last bastion of the underclass by making sure that fathers, not just mothers, do their part to break the cycle of poverty; and restoring the hard-won fiscal discipline without which our economy will never grow fast enough to afford ideas as daring as the ones Halstead and Lind challenge us to embrace.
On the epistemological front, Dean's case is far more radical, arguing that the popularity of ufology "marks the widespread conviction that previously clear and just languages and logics...are now alien, now inseparable from their irrational others." Alien narratives, in short, "challenge us to face head-on...the dissolution of notions of truth, rationality, and credibility" in the information age.
Indeed, Dorn more generally wants to challenge us to view dropout rates in terms of inequality of educational opportunity rather than social pathology.
Such treasures challenge us to imagine distinct times and places, just as the daring visions of new choreographers promise the future.