What does confront mean?

Definitions for confront
kənˈfrʌntcon·front

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confront, faceverb

    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, faceverb

    deal with (something unpleasant) head on

    "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

  3. confront, face, presentverb

    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. confrontverb

    be face to face with

    "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"

Wiktionary

  1. confrontverb

    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. confrontverb

    To deal with.

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

  3. confrontverb

    To something bring face to face with.

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

  4. confrontverb

    To come up against; to encounter.

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

  5. confrontverb

    To engage in confrontation.

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

  6. confrontverb

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

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

  7. confrontverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confrontverb

    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. Confrontverb

    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. Confrontverb

    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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Greg Abbott:

    Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government's absence, but more must be done, by declaring a state of disaster in these counties, Texas will have more resources and strategies at our disposal to protect landowners and enforce all federal and state laws to combat criminal activities stemming from the border crisis. Working together with local law enforcement, the state will continue to take robust and meaningful action to keep our communities safe.

  2. Bob Corker:

    Voting to authorize the use of military force is one of the most important actions Congress can take, and while there will be differences, it is my hope that we will fulfill our constitutional responsibility, and in a bipartisan way, pass an authorization that allows us to confront this serious threat.

  3. Human Rights Watch:

    Despite government claims that the death penalty is necessary to confront terrorism, only a small percentage of those executed were linked to militancy.

  4. Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw:

    Thomas LaValley was doing what Thomas LaValley loved, thomas LaValley did not hesitate to confront a bad person.

  5. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

    In no way is this justifiable foremost disrespects #Iran. All Iranian officials are fully committed to confront these illegal acts.

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  • konfronteerAfrikaans
  • مواجهةArabic
  • изправям се пред, съпоставям, имам работа с, противостоя, стоя срещуBulgarian
  • konfrontovatCzech
  • konfrontereDanish
  • gegenübertreten, Sache, begegnen, entgegentreten, konfrontieren, stellen, gegenüberstellenGerman
  • αντιμετωπίGreek
  • enfrentar, confrontarSpanish
  • روبرو شدن باPersian
  • kohdataFinnish
  • affronter, confronterFrench
  • התעמתHebrew
  • सामना करनाHindi
  • szembeszállHungarian
  • menghadapiIndonesian
  • affrontare, confrontareItalian
  • לְהִתְעַמֵתHebrew
  • 対峙するJapanese
  • 대치하다Korean
  • adversusLatin
  • confronteren, tegenover stellen, vergelijkenDutch
  • konfrontereNorwegian
  • konfrontowaćPolish
  • confrontar, enfrentarPortuguese
  • confruntaRomanian
  • противостоять, сопоставля́ть, ста́лкиваться, противопоста́вить, столкну́ться, противопоставля́ть, противостоя́ть, сопоста́вить, [[име́ть]] [[де́ло]] (с)Russian
  • ballafaqoj, përballojAlbanian
  • konfronteraSwedish
  • எதிர்கொள்ளTamil
  • అదుపుచేయలేనిTelugu
  • เผชิญหน้าThai
  • karşılaştırmak, karşısına çıkmak, yüzleştirmek, karşı koymakTurkish
  • протистоятиUkrainian
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • Đối đầuVietnamese
  • קאָנפראָנטYiddish
  • 面对Chinese

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