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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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.
Teams are challenged to construct a working robot capable of completing a specific set of tasks, such as gathering or placing balls in goals and maneuvering their robots into a designated position.
Students from NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College, under the supervision of Panasonic engineers, developed the problems that the high school students are challenged to solve.