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Meaning of confront

con•front

Pronunciation: (kun-frunt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to face in hostility or defiance; oppose: The feuding factions confronted one another.
  2. to present for acknowledgment, contradiction, etc.; set face to face: They confronted him with evidence of his crime.
  3. to stand or come in front of; stand or meet facing: The two long-separated brothers confronted each other speechlessly.
  4. to be in one's way: the numerous obstacles that still confronted him.
  5. to bring together for examination or comparison.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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