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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From 20th October 2016, everyone at Emirates will be challenged to do 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days.
- In Argentina, students and developers are being challenged to the Future of Mobility challenge.
One example of a challenge starting on January 1st is Rachel Brathen's 2013 Yoga Challenge, where participants all over the world are challenged to do yoga every day during the month of January.
They should be challenged to find technological solutions to everyday issues.
In answering the question "What do I think about this book?," the student is challenged to engage in personal reflection.
Students are challenged to synthesize what is usually hundreds of pages of text into a succinct and accurate description of the author's thesis and key supporting points.
In commenting on the book's merits, the student is challenged to evaluate the book's contributions vis-a-vis other literature in the field.
Programs are challenged to accommodate differences in background, developing a strong knowledge base for all school counselors-in-training, regardless of previous experiences.
Yesterday's guidance and counseling graduates who became financial aid professionals are finding themselves challenged to learn new skills.
Flint Red Coyote is a high school senior who is challenged to spend three months in the wilderness alone.
In order to achieve equilibrium, persons are challenged to make necessary adaptations.
While a decision on those years may come in the next few months, it is also likely that the results would be challenged to a higher court.
All of the team members have been challenged to "put on their best [professional] face," and many of the packages are impressive and imaginative.
Because of this, many teachers have been challenged to provide evidence in order to defend a workshop approach to reading instruction by school administrators, and state and federal authorities.
In the final stage, Applying, group members are challenged to apply what they have learned through the group experience to their relationships and activities outside of the group.