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
Full Definition of confront
Examples of confront
They confronted the invaders at the shore.
She confronted him about his smoking.
The country is reluctant to confront its violent past.
The photographs confront the viewer with images of desperate poverty.
I confronted her with the evidence.
Origin 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
Rhymes with confront
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