Definitions for confrontkənˈfrʌnt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


Translations for confront

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • konfronteerAfrikaans
  • изправям се пред, съпоставям, противостоя, стоя срещу, имам работа сBulgarian
  • konfrontieren, gegenüberstellen, stellen, entgegentreten, begegnen, gegenübertreten, SacheGerman
  • enfrentarSpanish
  • kohdataFinnish
  • confronterFrench
  • התעמתHebrew
  • confrontareItalian
  • confronteren, vergelijken, tegenover stellenDutch
  • enfrentar, confrontarPortuguese
  • [[име́ть]] [[де́ло]] (с), сопоста́вить, противостоя́ть, противопоставля́ть, столкну́ться, противопоста́вить, ста́лкиваться, сопоставля́тьRussian
  • ballafaqoj, përballojAlbanian
  • konfronteraSwedish
  • yüzleştirmek, karşılaştırmak, karşı koymakTurkish

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