confront


confront
Synonyms and related words:
accost, advance, affront, alight upon, analogize, approach, appropinquate, approximate, assimilate, await, baffle, balance, balk, be imminent, be in store, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up, beard, bell the cat, bid defiance, bite the bullet, blast, brave, brazen, brazen out, breast, brew, bring before, bring forward, bring into analogy, bring into comparison, bring up, bump heads, bump into, call out, challenge, checkmate, circumvent, close, close in, close with, come, come across, come among, come closer, come forward, come near, come on, come up, come up against, come upon, compare, compare and contrast, compare with, complain, complain loudly, confound, confront with, contend, contend with, contrapose, contraposit, contrast, contravene, counter, counteract, countermand, counterpose, counterwork, cross, dare, dash, defeat, defy, destroy, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish, dispute, disrupt, dissent, double-dare, draw a comparison, draw a parallel, draw near, draw nigh, draw on, elude, encounter, envisage, face, face down, face out, face the music, face up, face up to, face with, fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall upon, flout, flummox, foil, forthcome, front, frustrate, gain upon, gather, hang over, hover, impend, kick against, knock the chocks, lay before, lie opposite, lie over, light upon, liken, liken to, loom, lower, make a stand, match, measure against, meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, meet squarely, meet up with, meet with, menace, metaphorize, narrow the gap, near, nonplus, object, offer resistance, oppose, outdare, overhang, parallel, perplex, pitch upon, place against, place before, polarize, pose against, present to, protest, proximate, put in opposition, put it to, recalcitrate, relate, reluct, remonstrate, resist, revolt, ruin, run a comparison, run across, run into, run smack into, run the gauntlet, run up against, run upon, sabotage, scorn, scotch, scout, scream defiance, set at defiance, set before, set in contrast, set in opposition, set off against, set over against, show fight, sidle up to, similize, speak out, speak up, spike, spoil, stand, stand at bay, stand opposed, stand opposite, stand up against, stand up to, stare down, stem, step up, stonewall, strive against, stump, subtend, threaten, thwart, upset, view together, weigh, weigh against, withstand

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  • confront — con·front /kən frənt/ vt: to face or bring face to face for the purpose of challenging esp. through cross examination the accused shall enjoy the right...to be confront ed with the witnesses against him U.S. Constitution amend. VI… …   Law dictionary

  • Confront — Con*front , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confronting}.] [F. confronter; L. con + frons the forehead or front. See {Front}.] 1. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confront — [kən frunt′] vt. [Fr confronter < ML confrontare < L com , together + frons, forehead: see FRONT1] 1. to face; stand or meet face to face 2. to face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically 3. to bring face to face (with) [to… …   English World dictionary

  • Confront'e — Con fron t[ e] , a. [F., p. p. {confronter}.] (Her.) Same as {Affront[ e]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confront — 1560s, to stand in front of, from M.Fr. confronter (15c.), from M.L. confrontare assign limits, adjoin, from L. com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + frontem (nom. frons) forehead (see FRONT (Cf. front) (n.)). Sense of to fa …   Etymology dictionary

  • confront — vb *meet, face, encounter Analogous words: defy, beard, challenge, brave, dare (see FACE): oppose, withstand, *resist Antonyms: recoil from …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confront — [v] challenge accost, affront, beard, brave, call one’s bluff*, come up against*, dare, defy, encounter, face down*, face up to*, face with*, flout, front, go one on one*, go up against*, make my day*, meet, meet eyeballto eyeball*, oppose, repel …   New thesaurus

  • confront — ► VERB 1) meet face to face in hostility or defiance. 2) (of a problem) present itself to. 3) face up to and deal with (a problem). 4) compel to face or consider something. DERIVATIVES confrontation noun confrontational adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • confront — [[t]kənfrʌ̱nt[/t]] ♦♦♦ confronts, confronting, confronted 1) VERB If you are confronted with a problem, task, or difficulty, you have to deal with it. [be V ed with/by n] She was confronted with severe money problems... [V n] Ministers… …   English dictionary

  • confront — verb ADVERB ▪ directly, head on, squarely ▪ The new state confronted head on the question of national identity. ▪ He is willing to confront problems directly. ▪ aggressively …   Collocations dictionary

  • confront */*/ — UK [kənˈfrʌnt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms confront : present tense I/you/we/they confront he/she/it confronts present participle confronting past tense confronted past participle confronted 1) [often passive] to go close to someone in a… …   English dictionary