What does confront mean?

Definitions for confrontkənˈfrʌnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word confront.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confront, face(verb)

    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. confront, face up, face(verb)

    deal with (something unpleasant) head on

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

  3. confront, face, present(verb)

    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. confront(verb)

    be face to face with

    "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"

Wiktionary

  1. confront(Verb)

    To stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge.

    We should confront him about the missing money.

  2. confront(Verb)

    To deal with.

  3. confront(Verb)

    To something bring face to face with.

  4. confront(Verb)

    To come up against; to encounter.

  5. confront(Verb)

    To engage in confrontation.

  6. confront(Verb)

    To set a thing side by side with; to compare.

  7. confront(Verb)

    To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.

  8. Origin: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confront(verb)

    to stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness

  2. Confront(verb)

    to put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing

  3. Confront(verb)

    to set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare

  4. Origin: [F. confronter; L. con- + frons the forehead or front. See Front.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confront

    kon-frunt′, v.t. to stand in front of: to face: to oppose: to bring face to face: to compare.—n. Confrontā′tion, the bringing of people face to face. [Fr. confronter—Low L.,—L. con, together, and frons, the front. See Front.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confront' in Verbs Frequency: #644

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confront in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confront in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Kissinger:

    The great tragedies of history occur not when right confronts wrong but when two rights confront each other.

  2. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    We're going to confront (Islamic State) and continue to confront it in the way that we have now for many months.

  3. Jerry Gillies:

    Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.

  4. Qassem Soleimani:

    Obama has not done a damn thing so far to confront Daesh. Doesn't that show that there is no will in America to confront it?

  5. Bill Cosby:

    If a disruption occurs, please remain calm until the matter is resolved and do not confront the person making the disruption.

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Translations for confront

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • konfronteerAfrikaans
  • مواجهةArabic
  • изправям се пред, съпоставям, противостоя, стоя срещу, имам работа сBulgarian
  • konfrontovatCzech
  • konfrontereDanish
  • konfrontieren, gegenüberstellen, stellen, entgegentreten, begegnen, gegenübertreten, SacheGerman
  • αντιμετωπίGreek
  • enfrentar, confrontarSpanish
  • روبرو شدن باPersian
  • kohdataFinnish
  • confronter, affronterFrench
  • התעמתHebrew
  • सामना करनाHindi
  • szembeszállHungarian
  • menghadapiIndonesian
  • confrontare, affrontareItalian
  • לְהִתְעַמֵתHebrew
  • 対峙するJapanese
  • 대치하다Korean
  • adversusLatin
  • confronteren, vergelijken, tegenover stellenDutch
  • konfrontereNorwegian
  • konfrontowaćPolish
  • enfrentar, confrontarPortuguese
  • confruntaRomanian
  • [[име́ть]] [[де́ло]] (с), сопоста́вить, противостоя́ть, противопоставля́ть, столкну́ться, противопоста́вить, ста́лкиваться, сопоставля́ть, противостоятьRussian
  • ballafaqoj, përballojAlbanian
  • konfronteraSwedish
  • எதிர்கொள்ளTamil
  • అదుపుచేయలేనిTelugu
  • เผชิญหน้าThai
  • yüzleştirmek, karşılaştırmak, karşı koymak, karşısına çıkmakTurkish
  • протистоятиUkrainian
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • Đối đầuVietnamese
  • קאָנפראָנטYiddish
  • 面对Chinese

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