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Challenge vs. Dare — What's the Difference?

Challenge vs. Dare — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Challenge and Dare

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Challenge

A call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength
He accepted the challenge

Dare

Have the courage to do something
She leaned forward as far as she dared
A story he dare not write down

Challenge

A call to prove or justify something
A challenge to the legality of the banning order

Dare

Defy or challenge (someone) to do something
She was daring him to disagree
Swap with me, I dare you

Challenge

Exposure of the immune system to pathogenic organisms or antigens
Recently vaccinated calves should be protected from challenge
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Dare

Take the risk of; brave
Few dared his wrath

Challenge

Dispute the truth or validity of
It is possible to challenge the report's assumptions

Dare

A challenge, especially to prove courage
She ran across a main road for a dare

Challenge

Invite (someone) to engage in a contest
He challenged one of my men to a duel
Organizations challenged the government in by-elections

Dare

To have the courage required for
The gymnast dared a breathtakingly difficult move.

Challenge

Expose (the immune system) to pathogenic organisms or antigens.

Dare

To challenge (someone) to do something requiring boldness
They dared me to dive off the high board.

Challenge

A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition
A challenge to a duel.

Dare

To confront boldly; brave
Dared the dizzying heights of the mountain.

Challenge

An act or statement of defiance; a call to confrontation
A challenge to the government's authority.

Dare

To be courageous or bold enough to do or try something
Go ahead and dive if you dare.

Challenge

A demand for explanation or justification; a calling into question
A challenge to a theory.

Dare

To be courageous or bold enough to
I dare not say. How dare she go?.

Challenge

A sentry's call to an unknown party for proper identification.

Dare

An act of daring; a challenge.

Challenge

A test of one's abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking
A career that offers a challenge.

Dare

(intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).
I wouldn't dare (to) argue with my boss.

Challenge

A claim that a vote is invalid or that a voter is unqualified.

Dare

(transitive) To defy or challenge (someone to do something)
I dare you to kiss that girl.

Challenge

A formal objection to the inclusion of a prospective juror in a jury.

Dare

(transitive) To have enough courage to meet or do something, go somewhere, etc.; to face up to
Will you dare death to reach your goal?

Challenge

A legal case testing the validity of an action taken, particularly by the government.

Dare

(transitive) To terrify; to daunt.

Challenge

(Immunology) The induction or evaluation of an immune response in an organism by administration of a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.

Dare

(transitive) To catch (larks) by producing terror through the use of mirrors, scarlet cloth, a hawk, etc., so that they lie still till a net is thrown over them.

Challenge

To call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition
Challenged me to a game of chess.

Dare

(obsolete) To stare stupidly or vacantly; to gaze as though amazed or terrified.

Challenge

To invite with defiance; dare
Challenged him to contradict her.

Dare

(obsolete) To lie or crouch down in fear.

Challenge

To confront or struggle with (something) as a test of one's abilities
Rafters challenging the rapids.

Dare

A challenge to prove courage.

Challenge

To take exception to; call into question; dispute
A book that challenges established beliefs.

Dare

The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness.

Challenge

To order to halt and be identified, as by a sentry.

Dare

Defiance; challenge.

Challenge

To take formal objection to (a prospective juror).

Dare

(games) In the game truth or dare, the choice to perform a dare set by the other players.
When asked truth or dare, she picked dare.

Challenge

To bring a legal case testing the validity of an action, particularly by the government.

Dare

To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.
Why then did not the ministers use their new law? Bacause they durst not, because they could not.
Who dared to sully her sweet love with suspicion.
The tie of party was stronger than the tie of blood, because a partisan was more ready to dare without asking why.
The pore dar plede (the poor man dare plead).
You know one dare not discover you.
The fellow dares not deceive me.
Here boldly spread thy hands, no venom'd weedDares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep.

Challenge

To question the qualifications of (a voter) or the validity of (a vote).

Dare

To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
What high concentration of steady feeling makes men dare every thing and do anything?
To wrest it from barbarism, to dare its solitudes.

Challenge

To have due claim to; call for
Events that challenge our attention.

Dare

To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
Time, I dare thee to discoverSuch a youth and such a lover.

Challenge

To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate
A problem that challenges the imagination.

Dare

To lurk; to lie hid.

Challenge

(Immunology) To induce or evaluate an immune response in (an organism) by administering a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.

Dare

To terrify; to daunt.
For I have done those follies, those mad mischiefs,Would dare a woman.

Challenge

To make or give voice to a challenge.

Dare

The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
It lends a luster . . . A large dare to our great enterprise.

Challenge

To begin barking upon picking up the scent. Used of hunting dogs.

Dare

Defiance; challenge.
Childish, unworthy daresAre not enought to part our powers.
Sextus PompeiusHath given the dare to Cæsar.

Challenge

A confrontation; a dare.

Dare

A small fish; the dace.

Challenge

An antagonization or instigation intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.

Dare

A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy;
He could never refuse a dare

Challenge

A bid to overcome something.
A challenge to the king's authority

Dare

Take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission;
How dare you call my lawyer?

Challenge

(sports) An attempt to take possession; a tackle.

Dare

To be courageous enough to try or do something;
I don't dare call him
She dares to dress differently from the others

Challenge

A summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.

Dare

Challenge;
I dare you!

Challenge

The act of a sentry in halting a person and demanding the countersign, or (by extension) the action of a computer system demanding a password, etc.

Challenge

An attempt to have a work of literature restricted or removed from a public library or school curriculum.

Challenge

A difficult task, especially one that the person making the attempt finds more enjoyable because of that difficulty.

Challenge

(legal) A procedure or action.

Challenge

A judge's interest in the result of a case, constituting grounds for them to not be allowed to sit the case (e.g., a conflict of interest).
Consanguinity in direct line is a challenge for a judge when he or she is sitting cases.

Challenge

The act of appealing a ruling or decision of a court of administrative agency.

Challenge

The act of seeking to remove a judge, arbitrator, or other judicial or semi-judicial figure for reasons of alleged bias or incapacity.
We're still waiting to hear how the court rules on our challenge of the arbitrator based on conflict of interest.

Challenge

(US) An act of seeking to have a certain person be declared not legally qualified to vote, made when the person offers their ballot.

Challenge

(hunting) The opening and crying of hounds upon first finding the scent of their game.

Challenge

(transitive) To invite (someone) to take part in a competition.
We challenged the boys next door to a game of football.

Challenge

(transitive) To dare (someone).

Challenge

(transitive) To dispute (something).
To challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation

Challenge

To call something into question or dispute.
New information challenged old hypotheses.

Challenge

To make a formal objection to a juror.

Challenge

(transitive) To be difficult or challenging for.

Challenge

To claim as due; to demand as a right.

Challenge

To censure; to blame.

Challenge

To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines).
The sentinel challenged us with "Who goes there?"

Challenge

To object to the reception of the vote of, e.g. on the ground that the person is not qualified as a voter.

Challenge

To take (a final exam) in order to get credit for a course without taking it.

Challenge

An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
A challenge to controversy.

Challenge

The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.

Challenge

A claim or demand.
There must be no challenge of superiority.

Challenge

The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.

Challenge

An exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause.

Challenge

An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.

Challenge

To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy.
I challenge any man to make any pretense to power by right of fatherhood.

Challenge

To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat.
By this I challenge him to single fight.

Challenge

To claim as due; to demand as a right.
Challenge better terms.

Challenge

To censure; to blame.
He complained of the emperors . . . and challenged them for that he had no greater revenues . . . from them.

Challenge

To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with "Who comes there?"

Challenge

To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation.

Challenge

To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court.

Challenge

To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter.

Challenge

To assert a right; to claim a place.
Where nature doth with merit challenge.

Challenge

A demanding or stimulating situation;
They reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power

Challenge

A call to engage in a contest or fight

Challenge

Questioning a statement and demanding an explanation;
His challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy

Challenge

A formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

Challenge

A demand by a sentry for a password or identification

Challenge

Take exception to;
She challenged his claims

Challenge

Issue a challenge to;
Fischer challenged Spassky to a match

Challenge

Ask for identification;
The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard

Challenge

Raise a formal objection in a court of law

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