CHALLENGE  挑戰

ADDRESS someone so as DEMAND to FIGHT WITH him, OR so as to DEMAND another COURAGEOUS REACTION.
DARESUMMONTHROW DOWN THE GAUNTLET TO
See also

BATTLE

Kind Of

ADDRESS

Old Chinese Criteria

1. There is no obvious, common word for the concept of a challenge in classical Chinese. The only word I have found is zhì 致 when it refers to challenging an army to battle.

Modern Chinese Criteria

挑戰 is the current word for a challenge of any kind, often also of a figurative kind.

叫陣 refers in a literary way to a literal challenge to battle directed at a military enemy.

求戰 refers in a literary and old-fashioned way to an effort at joining battle.

搦戰 nuòzhàn refers in a general way to a challenge to fight.

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 3
  • VPi : 3
  • vt+V[0] : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 7

Words

致師   zhì shī OC: k-liɡs sril MC: ʈi ʂi 3 Attributions
  • VPichallenge to battle 致楚師 "challenge the Chǔ army to battle"
   zhì OC: k-liɡs MC: ʈi 2 Attributions

There is no common word for the concept of a challenge in classical Chinese. The only word I have found is zhì 致 when it refers to challenging an army to battle.

  • vtoNchallenge to battle 致師
   tiǎo OC: ɡ-leewʔ MC: deu 1 Attribution
  • vt+V[0]challenge (to battle), incite (to war)
釁 / 釁   xìn OC: qhrɯns MC: hin xìn OC: hmrɯns MC: hin 1 Attribution
  • vtoNchallenge; provoke

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: