Definition of CONFRONT


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume" ;

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