Confront Definition

confronted, confronting, confronts
confronted, confronting, confronts
To face; stand or meet face to face.
Webster's New World
To face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically.
Webster's New World
To bring face to face (with)
To confront someone with the facts.
Webster's New World
To come up against; encounter.
Confronted danger at every turn.
American Heritage
To engage in confrontation.
American Heritage

(heraldry, of two animals) Face-to-face; facing each other; fornenst.


Origin of Confront

  • French confronter from Old French to adjoin from Medieval Latin cōnfrontāre Latin com- com- Latin frōns front- front

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French confronter, from Medieval Latin confrontare, from con- + frons (“forehead”, “front”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From French confronté (“confronted”), past participle of confronter (“to confront”).

    From Wiktionary

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