- The definition of confront is to oppose or face in a hostile situation.
An example of to confront is to talk to a friend about a bad habit.
- to face; stand or meet face to face
- to face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically
- to bring face to face (with): to confront someone with the facts
- to set side by side to compare
Origin of confrontFrench confronter ; from Medieval Latin confrontare ; from Classical Latin com-, together + frons, forehead: see front
verbcon·front·ed, con·front·ing, con·fronts
- To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility: I wish to confront my accuser in a court of law.
- To bring face to face with: The defendant was confronted with incontrovertible evidence of guilt.
- To come up against; encounter: confronted danger at every turn.
Origin of confrontFrench confronter, from Old French, to adjoin, from Medieval Latin cōnfrontāre : Latin com-, com- + Latin frōns, front-, front.
(third-person singular simple present confronts, present participle confronting, simple past and past participle confronted)
- 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.
- To deal with.
- To something bring face to face with.
- To come up against; to encounter.
- (intransitive) To engage in confrontation.
- To set a thing side by side with; to compare.
- To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.