Synonyms for confront

Synonyms for (verb) confront

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: set about, approach, go about

Definition: begin to deal with

Usage: approach a task; go about a difficult problem; approach a new project


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: take on, encounter, meet, play

Definition: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

Usage: Princeton plays Yale this weekend; Charlie likes to play Mary


Synonyms: confront

Definition: be face to face with

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

Similar words: front, face, look

Definition: be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

Usage: The house looks north; My backyard look onto the pond; The building faces the park