Definition of Confront

1. Verb. Oppose, as in hostility or a competition. "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

Exact synonyms: Face
Specialized synonyms: Breast, Front, Take The Bull By The Horns, Match, Oppose, Pit, Play Off
Generic synonyms: Encounter, Meet, Play, Take On
Derivative terms: Confrontation, Confrontation, Face
Also: Face Off



2. Verb. Deal with (something unpleasant) head on. "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
Exact synonyms: Face, Face Up
Related verbs: Face, Present
Generic synonyms: Approach, Go About, Set About
Specialized synonyms: Tackle, Take On, Undertake
Antonyms: Avoid

3. Verb. Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize. "An enormous dilemma faces us"
Exact synonyms: Face, Present
Related verbs: Face, Face Up
Derivative terms: Confrontation

4. Verb. Be face to face with. "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
Generic synonyms: Face, Front, Look
Derivative terms: Confrontation, Confrontation

Definition of Confront

1. v. t. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.

Definition of Confront

1. Verb. (transitive) To stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To deal with. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To something bring face to face with. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To come up against; to encounter. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in confrontation. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To set a thing side by side with; to compare. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confront

1. to face defiantly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confront

confounders
confoundest
confoundeth
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confounding factor
confounding variable
confoundingly
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confraternal
confraternities
confraternity
confraternization
confraters
confrere
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confront (current term)
confrontal
confrontals
confrontation
confrontation method
confrontational
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Literary usage of Confront

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1. Industrial Cuba: Being a Study of Present Commercial and Industrial by Robert Percival Porter (1899)
"... CHAPTER II CONDITIONS WHICH confront US r treat of Cuba as an American country is the purpose of this volume. If the people of the Island, regardless of ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... humour of them all, to contemn death, to wish for death, to confront death in this case, Quippe queis nee fera, nee ignis, ..."

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