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English verb: confront

1. confront (competition) oppose, as in hostility or a competition


SamplesYou must confront your opponent.
Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring.
The two enemies finally confronted each other.


Synonymsface


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)encounter, meet, play, take on


Narrower (hyponym)breast, front, match, oppose, pit, play off, take the bull by the horns

2. confront (communication) deal with (something unpleasant) head on


SamplesYou must confront your problems.
He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes.


Synonymsface, face up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)approach, go about, set about


Narrower (hyponym)tackle, take on, undertake


Verb groupconfront, face, present


Antonymsavoid

3. confront (communication) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize


SamplesWe confronted him with the evidence.
He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions.
An enormous dilemma faces us.


Synonymsface, present


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Verb groupconfront, face, face up

4. confront (stative) be face to face with


SamplesThe child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)face, front, look









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