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confront

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verb con·front \kən-ˈfrənt\

Simple Definition of confront

  • : to oppose or challenge (someone) especially in a direct and forceful way

  • : to directly question the action or authority of (someone)

  • : to deal with (something, such as a problem or danger); especially : to deal with (something) in an honest and direct way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of confront

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to face especially in challenge :  oppose <confront an enemy>

  3. 2 a :  to cause to meet :  bring face-to-face <confront a reader with statistics> b :  to meet face-to-face :  encounter <confronted the possibility of failure>

confrontal

play \-ˈfrən-təl\ noun

confronter

noun

Examples of confront in a sentence

  1. They confronted the invaders at the shore.

  2. She confronted him about his smoking.

  3. The country is reluctant to confront its violent past.

  4. The photographs confront the viewer with images of desperate poverty.

  5. I confronted her with the evidence.



Origin and Etymology of confront

Middle French confronter to border on, confront, from Medieval Latin confrontare to bound, from Latin com- + front-, frons forehead, front


First Known Use: circa 1568


CONFRONT Defined for Kids

confront

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verb con·front \kən-ˈfrənt\

Definition of confront for Students

confronted

confronting

  1. 1 :  to face especially in challenge :  oppose <confront an enemy>

  2. 2 :  to cause to face or meet <His lawyer confronted us with the evidence.>

confrontation

\ˌkän-frən-ˈtā-shən\ noun



Law Dictionary

confront

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transitive verb con·front \kən-ˈfrənt\

Legal Definition of confront

  1. :  to face or bring face-to-face for the purpose of challenging especially through cross-examination <the accused shall enjoy the right…to be confronted with the witnesses against him — U.S. Constitution amend. VI>

confrontation

\ˌkän-frən-ˈtā-shən\ play noun




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