|1.||[ verb ] oppose, as in hostility or a competition|
"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|
"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|
"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"
|4.||[ verb ] be face to face with|
"The child screamed when it confronted the man in the halloween costume"
|Related terms:||front confrontation|