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Synonyms of confront

Verb


1. confront, face, meet, encounter, play, take on

usage: 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"

2. confront, face up, face, set about, go about, approach

usage: deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

3. confront, face, present

usage: 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"

4. confront, front, look, face

usage: be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"

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