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. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    This is not about discrimination, this is about empowering people to confront government overreach.

  2. Simon Woolley:

    The 'Great' in Great Britain was predicated on slavery and colonialism. And its legacy we still live with today, the structures that lock people out - that's not wallowing in victimhood, that's an honest conversation. And we need to confront that.

  3. Mike Duggan:

    And, in fact in this case, first one in the door, first one down the stairs to confront an armed suspect, his courage resulted in tragedy.

  4. 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.

  5. Drew Faust:

    Sexual assault is intolerable, and we owe it to one another to confront it openly, purposefully and effectively. This is our problem.

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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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