Translation of desafiar in English:

desafiar

to challenge, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (persona) to challenge
    (persona) to dare
    desafiar a algn a algo to challenge sb to sth
    • lo desafié a una carrera I challenged him to a race
    • desafiar a algn a + inf to dare / challenge sb to + inf
    • me desafió a cruzar el río a nado he dared / challenged me to swim across the river
    • desafiar a algn a que + subj to dare / challenge sb to + inf
    • te desafío a que se lo digas I dare / challenge you to tell her
  • 2

    (peligro) to defy
    desafiar la muerte to defy death
    • nadie se atreve a desafiar su autoridad nobody dares to defy his authority