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challenge (one) on (something)

To question one, perhaps aggressively, on a particular issue, statement, or viewpoint. I had to challenge him on that remark about sales because the budget report did not support it at all. That is a positively absurd statement, and I'm glad someone challenged her on it. Challenging someone on their political beliefs the first time you meet them is usually not the best idea.
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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 the status quo

To behave or do something in a way contrary to that which is generally accepted or expected. I love this filmmaker, his movies really challenge the status quo! It can be risky, but challenging the status quo can be a great way to get ahead in business.
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rise to the challenge

To discover or utilize the strength, determination, or skill necessary to accomplish some difficult task successfully. I know that you're nervous about taking on such a senior role in the company, but I'm totally confident that you'll rise to the challenge. The odds were against them, but the home team rose to the challenge and managed to win the championship.
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take up the challenge

To accept or attempt some particular test, fight, contest, etc., or answer an invitation or call to such. I knew it was going to be really hard doing a master's degree while working full time, but I was ready to take up the challenge. We need someone to manage our entire Pacific Northwest operation. What do you think—are you willing to take up the challenge?
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challenge someone on something

to dispute someone's statement, remarks, or position. I think Fred is wrong, but I won't challenge him on his estimate.
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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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rise to the challenge

Fig. to accept a challenge. (Usually in reference to success with the challenge.) You can depend on Kelly to rise to the challenge. We were not able to rise to the challenge and we lost the contract.
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take up the challenge

to respond to a challenge and do what the challenge asks. I am not prepared to take the challenge up. Dave took up the challenge without much urging.
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rise to the ocˈcasion/ˈchallenge

do something successfully in a difficult situation, emergency, etc: When the lead singer became ill, Cathy had to take her place. Everyone thought she rose to the occasion magnificently.This company must be prepared to rise to the challenge of a rapidly changing market.
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Rio said the DICT is still monitoring which social networking sites (SNS) will the viral challenge appear.
"The challenge encourages teens to go missing for up to 2 days at a time and awards points for every social media mention while they are missing," Tippencoe County Sheriff Bob Smith said in a release, adding the challenge could distract law enforcement from helping other people who are actually in distress.
"YouTube is home to many beloved viral challenges and pranks, like Jimmy Kimmel's terrible Christmas presents prank or the water bottle flip challenge," it said.
The 7th National Rescue Challenge started at Emergency Services Academy (Rescue 1122) on Wednesday in order to improve coordination and to ensure uniform standards of Emergency Services in the country.
One social media app built specifically for internet challenges, that integrated with a payment system to link those challenges to the appropriate charities?
Other dangerous viral challenges include: Cinnamon challenge, Mariam's Game, Five finger fillet and more.
Dubai Over 120 teams from 50 organisations will be taking part in the third Rush-A-Way Corporate Challenge in Dubai on September 22.
WITH the deadline approaching, schools and colleges are being urged to submit their entries for this year's 3M Young Innovators Challenge.
"The recommendations regarding the grand challenges will be submitted to HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani by the end of the month," announced Faisal M al-Suwaidi, president of research and development at Qatar Foundation at the conclusion of the forum yesterday.
Dominic, a presenter on BBC TV programme The One Show, is asking people to sign up to a Diabetes Challenge via the health charity's new website www.diabeteschallenge.org.uk Diabetes Challenge is a fun and interactive website that enables anybody to challenge themselves or someone else to raise funds for Diabetes UK by taking on a given challenge.
He was taken by the concept of reading challenges and asked whether I thought there might be any potential for marketing titles from a university press (specifically scholarly book content) to a broader audience through such an approach.
The organization has several other challenges to faith-based programs under way.
Challenges are part of any new program, but they are not necessarily a negative aspect.
Potential applications and current frontiers and challenges are reviewed.
* All City Challenges are to be opened only after entering the city limits of said city.