Definitions for confrontkənˈfrʌnt

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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"


  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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • konfronteerAfrikaans
  • изправям се пред, съпоставям, противостоя, стоя срещу, имам работа сBulgarian
  • konfrontieren, gegenüberstellen, stellen, entgegentreten, begegnen, gegenübertreten, SacheGerman
  • enfrentarSpanish
  • روبرو شدن باPersian
  • 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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