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Verb (transitive)


Verb confront has 4 senses


confrontv. t. [F. confronter; L. con- + frons the forehead or front. See Front.].
  •  To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.  [1913 Webster]
    "We four, indeed, confronted were with four
    In Russian habit.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He spoke and then confronts the bull."  [1913 Webster]
    "Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression."  [1913 Webster]
    "It was impossible at once to confront the might of France and to trample on the liberties of England."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.  [1913 Webster]
    "When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands."  [1913 Webster]


confront, v.tr.
1 a face in hostility or defiance. b face up to and deal with (a problem, difficulty, etc.).
2 (of a difficulty etc.) present itself to (countless obstacles confronted us).
3 (foll. by with) a bring (a person) face to face with (a circumstance), esp. by way of accusation (confronted them with the evidence). b set (a thing) face to face with (another) for comparison.
4 meet or stand facing.

confrontation n. confrontational adj.
F confronter f. med.L confrontare (as com-, frontare f. frons frontis face)



accost, advance, affront, alight upon, analogize, approach, appropinquate, approximate, assimilate, await, baffle, balance, balk, be imminent, be in store, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up, beard, bell the cat, bid defiance, bite the bullet, blast, brave, brazen, brazen out, breast, brew, bring before, bring forward, bring into analogy, bring into comparison, bring up, bump heads, bump into, call out, challenge, checkmate, circumvent, close, close in, close with, come, come across, come among, come closer, come forward, come near, come on, come up, come up against, come upon, compare, compare and contrast, compare with, complain, complain loudly, confound, confront with, contend, contend with, contrapose, contraposit, contrast, contravene, counter, counteract, countermand, counterpose, counterwork, cross, dare, dash, defeat, defy, destroy, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish, dispute, disrupt, dissent, double-dare, draw a comparison, draw a parallel, draw near, draw nigh, draw on, elude, encounter, envisage, face, face down, face out, face the music, face up, face up to, face with, fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall upon, flout, flummox, foil, forthcome, front, frustrate, gain upon, gather, hang over, hover, impend, kick against, knock the chocks, lay before, lie opposite, lie over, light upon, liken, liken to, loom, lower, make a stand, match, measure against, meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, meet squarely, meet up with, meet with, menace, metaphorize, narrow the gap, near, nonplus, object, offer resistance, oppose, outdare, overhang, parallel, perplex, pitch upon, place against, place before, polarize, pose against, present to, protest, proximate, put in opposition, put it to, recalcitrate, relate, reluct, remonstrate, resist, revolt, ruin, run a comparison, run across, run into, run smack into, run the gauntlet, run up against, run upon, sabotage, scorn, scotch, scout, scream defiance, set at defiance, set before, set in contrast, set in opposition, set off against, set over against, show fight, sidle up to, similize, speak out, speak up, spike, spoil, stand, stand at bay, stand opposed, stand opposite, stand up against, stand up to, stare down, stem, step up, stonewall, strive against, stump, subtend, threaten, thwart, upset, view together, weigh, weigh against, withstand




VB oppose, counteract, run counter to, withstand, control, hinder, antagonize, oppugn, fly in the face of, go dead against, kick against, fall afoul of, run afoul of, set against, pit against, face, confront, cope with, make a stand, make a dead set against, set oneself against, set one's face against, protest against, vote against, raise one's voice against, disfavor, turn one's back upon, set at naught, slap in the face, slam the door in one's face, be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes, counterwork, countermine, thwart, overthwart, work against, undermine, stem, breast, encounter, stem the tide, breast the tide, stem the current, stem the flood, buffet the waves, beat up against, make head against, grapple with, kick against the pricks, contend, do battle with, do battle against, contradict, contravene, belie, go against, run against, beat against, militate against, come in conflict with, emulate, rival, spoil one's trade.


VB resist, not submit, repugn, reluct, reluctate, withstand, stand up against, strive against, bear up under, bear up against, be proof against, make head against, stand, stand firm, stand one's ground, stand the brunt of, stand out, hold one's grounds, hold one's own, hold out, hold firm, breast the wave, breast the current, stem the tide, stem the torrent, face, confront, grapple with, show a bold front, present a front, make a stand, take one's stand, kick, kick against, recalcitrate, kick against the pricks, oppose, fly in the face of, lift the hand against, rise up in arms, strike, turn out, draw up a round robin, revolt, make a riot, prendre le mors aux dents, take the bit between the teeth, sell one's life dearly, die hard, keep at bay, repel, repulse.


VB be in front, stand in front, front, face, confront, bend forwards, come to the front, come to the fore.


VB compare to, compare with, collate, confront, place side by side, juxtapose, set against one another, pit against one another, contrast, balance, identify, draw a parallel, parallel, compare notes, institute a comparison, parva componere magnis.

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