collocations with challenge

Discussion in 'English Only' started by tigerduck, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. tigerduck Senior Member

    Switzerland
    German / Switzerland
    Hello

    I'm having difficulty with understanding the differences between the following collocations with challenge. Are there any differences at all or do they all mean the same?

    Also, does anybody know a website or book that may be helpful with questions on collocations? I'm looking for reference material that explains rather than lists collocations.

    face a challenge
    rise to a challenge
    respond to a challenge
    seek a challenge
    meet a challenge

    Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Siberia

    Siberia Senior Member

    UK-Wales - English
    1.Face a challenge - you are about to undertake a difficult job
    2.Rise to a challenge - you have been dared to do something and you accept to do it.
    3.respond to a challenge - you have been invited or stimulated to do something and you react immediately.
    4. seek a challenge - you want something to stimulate and interest you so you go out of your way to find it.
    5. meet a challenge - every challenge you receive you can deal with/cope with.
    Hope this helps
     
  3. tigerduck Senior Member

    Switzerland
    German / Switzerland
    Siberia, your information is extremely helpful to me, thank you very much!

    I still have some further questions on collocations with challenge and I will post them in a seperate thread.
     

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