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. Riad Hijab:

    The allied forces could not have won that war with a policy of appeasing dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, which they must confront with decisiveness.

  2. Henry Kissinger:

    The great tragedies of history occur not when right confronts wrong but when two rights confront each other.

  3. Mark Esper:

    The Department of Defense continues to monitor the situation in Naval Air Station Pensacola and gather all the facts of each attack. Ive spoken with Governor Ron DeSantis, the Secretary of the Navy Boulevard, and Deputy Secretary Norquist and am considering several steps to ensure the security of our military installations and the safety of our service members and their families, im grateful for the heroism of the first responders and law enforcement who helped confront both situations and kept further loss of life from occurring. To all our sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines, and civilian personnel, we stand ready to assist and make resources available to deal with the grief in the aftermath of these tragedies as well as lifes challenges in general.

  4. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton:

    Would this have happened if the driver and the passengers were white? I don’t think it would have, so I’m forced to confront that this kind of racism exists, and it's incumbent upon all of us to vow and ensure that it doesn't happen and doesn't continue to happen.

  5. Lovecraft Country:

    Black people in America, we live in horror every day, racial horror, that we have to face and confront just by being ourselves.

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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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