1. [ verb ] oppose, as in hostility or a competition
Synonyms: face

"You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

Related terms: meet pit front tackle take_the_bull_by_the_horns face_off confrontation boldness
2. [ verb ] deal with (something unpleasant) head on
Synonyms: face face_up

"You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

Related terms: avoid set_about undertake tackle face
3. [ verb ] present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
Synonyms: face present

"We confronted him with the evidence" "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions" An enormous dilemma faces us"

Related terms: face
4. [ verb ] be face to face with

"The child screamed when it confronted the man in the halloween costume"

Related terms: front confrontation
Similar spelling:   confronting