Definition of confront
1 : to face especially in challenge : oppose <confront an enemy> <The mayor was confronted by a group of protesters.>
2a : to cause to meet : bring face-to-face <confront a reader with statistics> <confronted her with the evidence>b : to meet face-to-face : encounter <confronted the possibility of failure>
confrontalplay \-ˈfrən-təl\ noun
Examples of confront in a sentence
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 and Etymology of confront
Medieval 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 English Language Learners
Definition of confront for English Language Learners
: 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
CONFRONT Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of confront
: 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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