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 evidenceb : to meet face-to-face : encounter confronted the possibility of failure
confrontalplay \kən-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.
Recent Examples of confront from the Web
Our citizens are confronted by yet another danger — one firmly within our control.
If our species survives long enough, humans will confront a similar rock of doom.
Which is why many building managers and co-op boards confronted with this problem are now turning to clinicians for help.
Should the council officially fold—which seems likely—the sole White House presence confronting women's issues will be Ivanka Trump.
This went on for months until Hawkins confronted him and applied for a restraining order.
Because humans never tire of throwing money at promises of self-improvement and happiness, here’s a guide to all the lifestyle concepts we’ll be forced to confront soon enough.
That's where deputies believe he was confronted by the suspects.
An even more difficult decision came when Ouweleen needed to confront what had happened to her feet.
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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 1568See Words from the same year
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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