- 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: French confronter ; from Midieval Latin confrontare ; from Classical Latin com-, together plush frons, forehead: see front
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verb con·front·ed, con·front·ing, con·fronts verb, transitive
- 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: French confronter, from Old French, to adjoin, from Medieval Latin cōnfrontāre : Latin com-, com- + Latin frōns, front-, front.
- con·frontˈer noun
- con·frontˈment noun
- conˈfron·taˌtive adjective