HyperDic: confront

English > 4 senses of the word confront:
VERBcompetitionconfront, faceoppose, as in hostility or a competition
communicationconfront, face up, facedeal with (something unpleasant) head on
communicationconfront, face, presentpresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize
stativeconfrontbe face to face with
confront > pronunciation
Soundskahnfrah'nt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > confront: 4 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningOppose, as in hostility or a competition.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "You must confront your opponent"
  • "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
Synonymface
Narrowerfront, breastconfront bodily
pit, oppose, match, play offSet into opposition or rivalry
take the bull by the hornsface a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it
Broadermeet, encounter, play, take oncontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle
Spanishafrentar, afrontar, confrontar, encarar, enfrentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar, enfrontar
Nounsconfrontationthe act of hostile groups opposing each other
confrontationa bold challenge
English > confront: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningDeal with (something unpleasant) head on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"You must confront your problems"
Synonymsface up, face
Narrowerundertake, tackle, take onAccept as a challenge
Broaderset about, go about, approachBegin to deal with
OppositeavoidStay clear from
Similar toconfront, face, presentPresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize
Spanishafrontar, confrontar, enfrentarse, enfrentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar
English > confront: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningPresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"We confronted him with the evidence"
Synonymsface, present
Similar toconfront, face up, faceDeal with (something unpleasant) head on
Spanishafrontar, confrontar, enfrentarse a, enfrentar, obsequiar, presentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar, enfrontar, obsequiar, presentar
Nounsconfrontationa focussed comparison
English > confront: 4 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe face to face with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
Broaderfront, look, faceBe oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point
Spanishafrontar, confrontar, enfrentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar
Nounsconfrontationthe act of hostile groups opposing each other
confrontationa hostile disagreement face-to-face

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