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  Definition of confront
  1. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
  2. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
  3. oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
  4. be face to face with; "The child screamed when it confronted the man in the halloween costume"
Similar Words: face up, face, present

 

See Also: face off, bully off

 

Hyponyms: undertake, tackle, take on, front, breast, take the bull by the horns, pit, oppose, match, play off

 

Grouped Verbs: face, present, face up

 

Derivational Morphology: face, facing, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling, confrontation, boldness, nerve, brass, cheek, opposition, encounter, showdown, face-off

 

 
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