Definitions for confrontkənˈfrʌnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to face in hostility or defiance; oppose.
to set face to face:
They confronted him with the evidence.
to stand or come in front of; meet face to face.
to encounter as something to be dealt with:
the obstacles that confronted us.
to bring together for examination or comparison.
Origin of confront:
1595–1605; < ML confrontārī= L con-con - +-frontārī, der. of L frōns forehead, front
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"
confront, face up, face(verb)
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
"You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
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"
be face to face with
"The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of a problem) to need to be solved; = face
the difficulties confronting our college; a country confronted with a crashing economy
to deal with a difficult situation
to confront the nation's water problems
to force sb to talk about a problem
to confront him with his lies
to approach sb aggressively
He was confronted by two armed men.
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.
To deal with.
To something bring face to face with.
To come up against; to encounter.
To engage in confrontation.
To set a thing side by side with; to compare.
To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.
Origin: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons
to stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness
to put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing
to set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'confront' in Verbs Frequency: #644
Translations for confront
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to bring face to face with
He was confronted with the evidence of his crime.
- teenoor stel, teenoor mekaar te staan kom, konfronteerAfrikaans
- изправям (се) срещуBulgarian
- confrontarPortuguese (BR)
- stå ansigt til ansigt med; konfrontereDanish
- φέρνω κπ. αντιμέτωπο με κτ.Greek
- hacer frente a, plantar cara aSpanish
- vastamisi seadmaEstonian
- رو در رو شدن؛ مواجه کردن باFarsi
- confronter (avec)French
- לַעֲמוֹד בִּפנֵיHebrew
- सामना करनाHindi
- suočiti seCroatian
- (verða að) horfast í augu viðIcelandic
- mettere di fronte aItalian
- suvestiį akistatą, pateikti (įrodymus)Lithuanian
- konfrontēt; nostādīt aci pret aciLatvian
- konfrontere, stå ansikt til ansikt medNorwegian
- رو در رو شدن؛ مواجه کردن باPersian
- مخالفت كول، مخالف كول، مخامخ كولPashto
- a se confrunta (cu)Romanian
- ставить лицом к лицуRussian
- suočiti saSerbian
- 使面對Chinese (Trad.)
- стояти віч-на-віч передUkrainian
- سامنے لاناUrdu
- đương đầu vớiVietnamese
- 使面对Chinese (Simp.)
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