Confront

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 Confront'e — Con fron t[ e] , a. [F., p. p. {confronter}.] (Her.) Same as {Affront[ e]}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 confront — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French confronter to border on, confront, from Medieval Latin confrontare to bound, from Latin com + front , frons forehead, front Date: circa 1568 1. to face especially in challenge ; oppose < confront …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 confront — v. (D; tr.) to confront with (to confront a prisoner with a witness) * * * [kən frʌnt] (D;tr.) to confrontwith (to confront a prisoner with a witness) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 confront — 01. He [confronted] his roommate after he found twenty dollars had been stolen out of his coat pocket. 02. Mark has been [confronted] with some serious personal problems lately, and is finding it difficult to concentrate at work. 03. The new… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 confront — con|front [kənˈfrʌnt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: confronter to have a border with, confront , from Medieval Latin, from Latin com ( COM ) + frons ( FRONT1)] 1.) if a problem, difficulty etc confronts you, it appears and needs to be …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 confront — con|front [ kən frʌnt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to deal with a difficult situation: It takes courage to confront your fears. We need to confront these problems before it s too late. a ) if a problem or difficult situation confronts you, you have… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 confront — verb (T) 1 to behave in a threatening way towards someone, as though you are going to attack them: Opening the door, he found himself confronted by a dozen policemen with guns. 2 to deal with something very difficult or unpleasant in a brave and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 confront — verb 1) Jones confronted the intruder Syn: challenge, face (up to), come face to face with, meet, accost; stand up to, brave; tackle; informal collar Ant: avoid 2) the problems that confront us Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 confront — verb 1) Martin confronted the burglar Syn: challenge, square up to, face (up to), come face to face with, meet, accost, stand up to, tackle 2) the problems that confront us Syn: face, plague …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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