Definitions for confront

Definitions for (verb) confront

Main entry: face, face up, confront

Definition: deal with (something unpleasant) head on

Usage: You must confront your problems; He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

Main entry: face, confront, present

Definition: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

Usage: 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

Main entry: face, confront

Definition: oppose, as in hostility or a competition

Usage: You must confront your opponent; Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring; The two enemies finally confronted each other

Main entry: confront

Definition: be face to face with

Usage: The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume

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