Online Dictionary

confront Explained

confront at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[kənf'rʌnt]

confront at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1568, "to stand in front of," from M.Fr. confronter, from M.L. confrontare "assign limits, adjoin," from L. com- "together" + frontem (nom. frons) "forehead." Sense of "to face in defiance or hostility" is c.1580. Confrontational first recorded 1975. ///

confront at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: confronter 'to have a border with, confront', from Medieval Latin, from Latin com- ( COM-) + frons ( FRONT1)]//
1 if a problem, difficulty etc confronts you, it appears and needs to be dealt with: --The problems confronting the new government were enormous.// be confronted with sth// --Customers are confronted with a bewildering amount of choice.//
2 to deal with something very difficult or unpleasant in a brave and determined way: --We try to help people confront their problems .//
3 to face someone in a threatening way, as though you are going to attack them: --Troops were confronted by an angry mob.//
4 to accuse someone of doing something, especially by showing them the proof: confront sb with/about sth// --I confronted him with my suspicions, and he admitted everything.// --I haven't confronted her about it yet.//

confront at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

207 Moby Thesaurus words for "confront":
accost, advance, affront, alight upon, analogize, approach,
appropinquate, approximate, assimilate, await, baffle, balance,
balk, be imminent, be in store, bear down on, bear down upon,
bear up, beard, bell the cat, bid defiance, bite the bullet, blast,
brave, brazen, brazen out, breast, brew, bring before,
bring forward, bring into analogy, bring into comparison, bring up,
bump heads, bump into, call out, challenge, checkmate, circumvent,
close, close in, close with, come, come across, come among,
come closer, come forward, come near, come on, come up,
come up against, come upon, compare, compare and contrast,
compare with, complain, complain loudly, confound, confront with,
contend, contend with, contrapose, contraposit, contrast,
contravene, counter, counteract, countermand, counterpose,
counterwork, cross, dare, dash, defeat, defy, destroy, discomfit,
disconcert, discountenance, dish, dispute, disrupt, dissent,
double-dare, draw a comparison, draw a parallel, draw near,
draw nigh, draw on, elude, encounter, envisage, face, face down,
face out, face the music, face up, face up to, face with,
fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall upon, flout, flummox,
foil, forthcome, front, frustrate, gain upon, gather, hang over,
hover, impend, kick against, knock the chocks, lay before,
lie opposite, lie over, light upon, liken, liken to, loom, lower,
make a stand, match, measure against, meet, meet boldly,
meet head-on, meet squarely, meet up with, meet with, menace,
metaphorize, narrow the gap, near, nonplus, object,
offer resistance, oppose, outdare, overhang, parallel, perplex,
pitch upon, place against, place before, polarize, pose against,
present to, protest, proximate, put in opposition, put it to,
recalcitrate, relate, reluct, remonstrate, resist, revolt, ruin,
run a comparison, run across, run into, run smack into,
run the gauntlet, run up against, run upon, sabotage, scorn,
scotch, scout, scream defiance, set at defiance, set before,
set in contrast, set in opposition, set off against,
set over against, show fight, sidle up to, similize, speak out,
speak up, spike, spoil, stand, stand at bay, stand opposed,
stand opposite, stand up against, stand up to, stare down, stem,
step up, stonewall, strive against, stump, subtend, threaten,
thwart, upset, view together, weigh, weigh against, withstand

confront at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]
1 (of problems or a difficult situation) to appear and need to be dealt with by sb:
the economic problems confronting the country * The government found itself confronted by massive opposition.
2 to deal with a problem or difficult situation:
She knew that she had to confront her fears.
3 to face sb so that they cannot avoid seeing and hearing you, especially in an unfriendly or dangerous situation:
This was the first time he had confronted an armed robber. * Confronted by an angry crowd, the police retreated.
4 ~ sb with sb/sth to make sb face or deal with an unpleasant or difficult person or situation:
He confronted her with a choice between her career or their relationship.
5 (be confronted with sth) to have sth in front of you that you have to deal with or react to:
Most people when confronted with a horse will pat it.

Confront at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Confront \Con*front"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confronted}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Confronting}.] [F. confronter; L. con- + frons the
forehead or front. See {Front}.]
1. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face
hostilely; to oppose with firmness.

We four, indeed, confronted were with four In
Russian habit. --Shak.

He spoke and then confronts the bull. --Dryden.

Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly
into her arms, confronting the old Puritan
magistrate with almost a fierce expression.
--Hawthorne.

It was impossible at once to confront the might of
France and to trample on the liberties of England.
--Macaulay.

2. To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to
confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.

3. To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast;
to compare.

When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show
you the same design executed by different hands.
--Addison.

confront at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

confront
v 1: oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront
your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing
ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
[syn: {face}]
2: deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront
your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his
mistakes" [syn: {face up}, {face}] [ant: {avoid}]
3: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or
criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was
faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his
actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us" [syn: {face}, {present}]
4: be face to face with; "The child screamed when it confronted
the man in the halloween costume"

confront at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » confronter|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » confrontare, from Inter: term » con-|lang=la + Inter: term » frons||forehead”, “front|lang=la

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-confront.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: IPA » /kʌnˈfrʌnt/
  • Inter: rhymes » ʌnt

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge.
    1. : We should confront him about the missing money.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To deal with.
    3. Inter: transitiv » e To something bring face to face with.
    4. Inter: transitiv » e To come up against; to encounter.
    5. Inter: intransitiv » e To engage in confrontation.
    6. Inter: transitiv » e To set a thing side by side with; to compare.
    7. Inter: transitiv » e To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.

      Derived terms

      * confrontation

  • confrontational
  • confronter
  • confrontment

    Related terms

    * confronté Inter: qualifier » heraldry

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » To stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|konfronteer
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|ballafaqoj
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|противостоя, Inter: t- » bg|изправям се пред
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|confronteren

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kohdata
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|confronter
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|konfrontieren, Inter: t- » de|entgegentreten
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|karşılaştırmak


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To deal with
    • Albanian: ballafaqoj
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|имам работа с
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|confronteren


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kohdata
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|konfrontieren, sich einer Inter: t+ » de|Sache|f Inter: t+ » de|stellen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To something bring face to face with
    • Albanian: ballafaqoj
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|confronteren
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kohdata


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|konfrontieren
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yüzleştirmek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To come up against; to encounter
    • Albanian: kundërvihem (i)
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|стоя срещу
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|confronteren


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kohdata
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|konfrontieren, Inter: t+ » de|begegnen
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|karşı koymak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To engage in confrontation
    • Albanian: përballoj
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|confronteren,


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|konfrontieren, Inter: t- » de|gegenübertreten
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|התעמת|tr=hit'amét

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To set a thing side by side with; to compare
    • Albanian: ballafaqoj
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|съпоставям


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|tegenover stellen, Inter: t+ » nl|vergelijken
  • German: Inter: t- » de|gegenüberstellen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to
    • Albanian: ballafaqoj
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|съпоставям


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|tegenover stellen
  • German: Inter: t- » de|gegenüberstellen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: confronter
    • Inter: ttbc » es: enfrentar


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » confront
    Translation: el » confront
    Translation: fa » confront
    Translation: fr » confront
    Translation: ko » confront
    Translation: io » confront
    Translation: it » confront
    Translation: kn » confront
    Translation: lo » confront
    Translation: hu » confront
    Translation: mg » confront
    Translation: ml » confront
    Translation: my » confront
    Translation: ja » confront
    Translation: pl » confront
    Translation: ru » confront
    Translation: sm » confront
    Translation: fi » confront
    Translation: sv » confront
    Translation: ta » confront
    Translation: te » confront
    Translation: tr » confront
    Translation: vi » confront
    Translation: zh » confront