American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility: I wish to confront my accuser in a court of law.
- v. To bring face to face with: The defendant was confronted with incontrovertible evidence of guilt.
- v. To come up against; encounter: confronted danger at every turn.
- v. To engage in confrontation: "She got no child support. [She] didn't argue or confront” ( Gail Sheehy).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stand facing; be in front of; face.
- To stand in direct opposition to; meet in hostility; oppose; challenge.
- To set face to face; bring into the presence of, as for proof or verification: followed by with: as, the accused was confronted with the witness, or with the body of his victim.
- To set together for comparison; bring into contrast: with with.
- n. Opposition; an opposing.
- v. transitive To stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge.
- v. transitive To deal with.
- v. transitive To something bring face to face with.
- v. transitive To come up against; to encounter.
- v. intransitive To engage in confrontation.
- v. transitive To set a thing side by side with; to compare.
- v. transitive To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
- v. To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet.
- v. To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.
- v. oppose, as in hostility or a competition
- v. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
- v. be face to face with
- v. deal with (something unpleasant) head on
- From Old French confronter, from Medieval Latin confrontare, from con- + frons ("forehead”, “front") (Wiktionary)
- French confronter, from Old French, to adjoin, from Medieval Latin cōnfrontāre : Latin com-, com- + Latin frōns, front-, front. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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