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confront

con·front

confront

 
 
pronunciation:
kn fruhnt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: confronted, confronting, confronts
definition 1: to meet or face without evasion or avoidance.
He decided to confront his accuser.She confronted the problem head-on.
synonyms:
face
antonyms:
avoid, evade
similar words:
accost, affront, brave, come to grips with, defy, encounter, face up to, meet
definition 2: to present for solution or acknowledgment.
These are some of the problems that confront women today.
similar words:
challenge, face
definition 3: to face with hostility or an accusing attitude.
synonyms:
affront
similar words:
accost, accuse, challenge, encounter, meet, oppose
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derivations: confrontational (adj.), confrontation (n.)