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confront

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of confront

  1. to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage <you must confront your fear in order to conquer it> Synonyms beard, brave, brazen, breast, face, dare, defy, outbrave, outfaceRelated Words face up (to), front; affront; challenge; encounter, meet; accost, approach, corner; repel, resist, stand, withstand; battle, combat, contend (with), fight, oppose, square (off)Near Antonyms avoid, eschew, shun; elude, escape, evade, shakeAntonyms dodge, duck, funk, shirk, sidestep





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