What does confront mean?

Definitions for confront
kənˈfrʌntcon·front

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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"

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.

    Etymology: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons

  2. confront(Verb)

    To deal with.

    Etymology: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons

  3. confront(Verb)

    To something bring face to face with.

    Etymology: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons

  4. confront(Verb)

    To come up against; to encounter.

    Etymology: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons

  5. confront(Verb)

    To engage in confrontation.

    Etymology: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons

  6. confront(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From confronter, from confrontare, from con- + frons

  7. confront(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Confront(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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

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How to say confront in sign language?

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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

Examples of confront in a Sentence

  1. Kelly Leeper Leeper:

    I ’ll be damned if I ever come to Salt Lake again without bringing my gun, the point is, it’s my right to drive any kind of vehicle I want. If I want to fly the Confederate Flag, it’s my right - Kelly Leeper Leeper’s friend, who is not identified, owned the truck, which was parked in a lot outside the Red Lion Hotel and reportedly filled with $ 50,000 worth of welding equipment. At some point Sunday, Kelly Leeper Leeper said Kelly Leeper Leeper friend looked out Kelly Leeper Leeper friend hotel room window and saw a group of black men converging near the truck. Leeper and Kelly Leeper Leeper friend friend, who were in town for a Garth Brooks concert, went out to confront the group, and the incident quickly devolved into a fight.

  2. William F. Halsey, Sr.:

    All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them.

  3. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    This scene is just so horrific, one minute, people are going about their day. The next minute, people are running for their lives. This is a terrorist attack in the heart of Europe. As our countries have always done, we must confront this together.

  4. Oliver Sheldon:

    We think part of the explanation for why people occasionally don't behave ethically is their failure to confront and realize there's a temptation.

  5. Quentin Tarantino:

    ( Reuters/Miramax) Quentin Tarantino toldDeadlineon Monday that Quentin Tarantino did not force Uma Thurman to drive a car nor did Quentin Tarantino angrily confront Uma Thurman as Uma Thurman alleged in her Times story. Quentin Tarantino did admitthat Quentin Tarantino may have rolled Quentin Tarantino eyes and was irritated at Thurman's reservations about doing the scene. Uma Thurman said Quentin Tarantino would not take no for an answer. I ’m sure I was n’t in a rage and I was n’t livid. I did n’t go barging into Uma’s trailer, screaming at Uma Thurman to get into the car, i can imagine maybe rolling my eyes and thinking, we spent all this money taking this stick shift Karmann Ghia and changing the transmission, just for this shot.

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Translations for confront

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  • 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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