face


face

verb

Definition of FACE

1
to stand or sit with the face or front toward <the house faces the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean>
Synonyms front, look (toward), point (toward)
2
to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage <movie superheroes who are ever ready to face danger without blinking an eye>
Phrases stand up to
Near Antonyms avoid, eschew, shun; elude, escape, evade, shake
3
to cover with something that protects <we decided to face our old frame house with aluminum siding>
Synonyms clad, face
Near Antonyms bare, denude, expose, strip; unswathe
4
to enter into contest or conflict with <the Boston Red Sox were eager to face their traditional rivals, the Yankees, in the play-offs>
Related Words emulate, rival; contend, fight, oppose
Near Antonyms elude, escape, evade; retreat

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