confront Definition

  • 1to face or deal with a difficult situation or person directly
  • 2to stand or be in front of something or someone

Using confront: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "confront" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She decided to confront her boss about the issue.

  • Example

    The protesters confronted the police officers.

  • Example

    He had to confront his fear of heights during the climbing trip.

  • Example

    The team will have to confront their toughest opponents in the next match.

confront Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using confront

  • to face and accept the truth about a situation


    It's time for you to confront the facts and realize that you need to make some changes in your life.

  • to meet and talk to someone directly, especially in a challenging or confrontational way


    I need to confront him face to face and tell him how I feel about what he did.

  • to face the person who has accused you of something, especially in a legal context


    He was given the opportunity to confront his accuser in court and defend himself against the charges.

Phrases with confront

  • to face the consequences of one's actions


    After cheating on the exam, he had to confront the music and accept the failing grade.

  • to face and overcome one's inner fears or personal issues


    After years of struggling with addiction, he finally decided to confront his demons and seek help.

  • a behavior or approach that is aggressive, argumentative, or confrontational


    His confrontational attitude often led to conflicts with his colleagues.

Origins of confront

from Latin 'con-' meaning 'together' and 'frontem' meaning 'forehead'


Summary: confront in Brief

The verb 'confront' [kənˈfrʌnt] means to face or deal with a difficult situation or person directly. It can also mean to stand or be in front of something or someone. Examples include 'She decided to confront her boss about the issue.' and 'The protesters confronted the police officers.' Phrases like 'confront the music' and idioms like 'confront someone face to face' add nuance to the term.

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