He used to visit college campuses and, when challenged, ask how many people in the hall favored a volunteer army.
When challenged to say, in 60 seconds, how he would change the world, Perkins made a playfully controversial response.
Whenever the powerful are challenged, they present opposing demands as “special rights.”
Not only are they forced to come to terms with the trauma, but often they are challenged by skeptics.
In his TED talk, Dan challenged some of the fundamental notions about how nonprofit organizations should function in our society.
After surrounding the house, the attacking party broke out into the war cry and challenged their foes to a hand-to-hand combat.
She challenged his philosophy and gave him a chance to defend it.
His fame as a fencer went abroad in the town, and he was challenged to a bout by the principal teacher of the art in Chicago.
Evadna challenged from the gate, when he was ready to start.
As he came nearer he struck his shield with his sword and challenged the prince to battle.
early 14c., "something one can be accused of, a fault, blemish;" mid-14c., "false accusation, malicious charge; accusation of wrong-doing," also "act of laying claim" (to something), from Anglo-French chalenge, Old French chalonge "calumny, slander; demand, opposition," in legal use, "accusation, claim, dispute," from Anglo-French chalengier, Old French chalongier "to accuse, to dispute" (see challenge (v.)). Accusatory connotations died out 17c. Meanings "an objection" in law, etc.; "a calling to fight" are from mid-15c. Meaning "difficult task" is from 1954.
c.1200, "to rebuke," from Old French chalongier "complain, protest; haggle, quibble," from Vulgar Latin calumniare "to accuse falsely," from Latin calumniari "to accuse falsely, misrepresent, slander," from calumnia "trickery" (see calumny).
From late 13c. as "to object to, take exception to;" c.1300 as "to accuse," especially "to accuse falsely," also "to call to account;" late 14c. as "to call to fight." Also used in Middle English with sense "claim, take to oneself." Related: Challenged; challenging.