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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Challenge \Chal"lenge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Challenged; p. pr. & vb. n. Challenging.] [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.] 1. To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy. [1913 Webster] I challenge any man to make any pretense to power by right of fatherhood. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat. [1913 Webster] By this I challenge him to single fight. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To claim as due; to demand as a right. [1913 Webster] Challenge better terms. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. To censure; to blame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He complained of the emperors . . . and challenged them for that he had no greater revenues . . . from them. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mil.) To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with "Who comes there?" [1913 Webster] 6. To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation. [1913 Webster] 7. (Law) To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court. [1913 Webster] 8. To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] To challenge to the array, favor, polls. See under Challenge, n. [1913 Webster]