Confront meaning

kən-frŭnt'
To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility.

I wish to confront my accuser in a court of law.

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To bring face to face with.

The defendant was confronted with incontrovertible evidence of guilt.

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To come up against; encounter.

Confronted danger at every turn.

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To bring face to face (with)

To confront someone with the facts.

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To engage in confrontation.
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To face; stand or meet face to face.
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To face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically.
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To set side by side to compare.
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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.

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To deal with.
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To something bring face to face with.
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To come up against; to encounter.
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(intransitive) To engage in confrontation.
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To set a thing side by side with; to compare.
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To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.
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(heraldry, of two animals) Face-to-face; facing each other; fornenst.
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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.

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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