Confront synonym

Confront synonyms


To occupy a position with the face toward:


Threaten is defined as to pose a danger to someone or something, or to make someone believe you pose a danger by making statements indicating an intent to harm them.


To cause aversion or distaste in:


A tuft or group of hairs or bristles on certain plants, such as barley and wheat. The individual strands of a beard are attached to a sepal or petal.


To bring (someone) into the presence of (a person); to introduce formally. [from 14th c.]


To refrain from (doing something):


To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:


To speak to first; to address; to greet.


To oppose is to disapprove of or be against something.


Dare is defined as to have courage or to challenge someone to do something that requires courage.


Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.


run into

(With prepositional object) To cause to collide with.

back down(antonym)

(Idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.

Find another word for confront. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for confront, like: face, resist, threaten, repel, beard, encounter, present, challenge, avoid, defy and accost.

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1. confront

verb. ['kənˈfrʌnt'] oppose, as in hostility or a competition.

  • breast
  • oppose
  • encounter
  • match
  • face
  • play
  • take on
  • take the bull by the horns
  • front
  • play off
  • meet
  • juvenile
  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • leeward
  • confronter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • confrontare (Latin)

Words that Rhyme with Confront

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  • punt
  • pundt
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  • lunt
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  • hunte
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  • cunt
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Example sentences of the word confront

1. Verb, base form
If the employee threatens you with a weapon, remain calm and controlled and do not confront the employee.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Demonstrate understanding and patience when you confront your partner.

Quotes containing the word confront

1. I don't want to be a man,"said Jace. "I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.""Well,"said Luke, "you're doing a fantastic job.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. Hope lies in having more faith in the power of God to heal us than in the power of anything to hurt or destroy us. In realizing that as children of God we are bigger than our problems, we have the power at last to confront them.
- Marianne Williamson

3. My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

2. confront

verb. ['kənˈfrʌnt'] deal with (something unpleasant) head on.

  • go about
  • face
  • undertake
  • face up
  • take on
  • set about
  • tackle
  • present
  • Heaven
  • diverge
  • surrender
  • refrain
  • confronter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • confrontare (Latin)

3. confront

verb. ['kənˈfrʌnt'] present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize.

  • confronter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • confrontare (Latin)

4. confront

verb. ['kənˈfrʌnt'] be face to face with.

  • confronter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • confrontare (Latin)
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The new arrival, who was just about to enter, saw their anxious faces in the doorway and the gleam of the west in their spectacles because they confrontedthe last rays of day; but they could only see his shape against the light.

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Turlington stepped out again into the street, and confrontedthe City of London in the character of the noblest work of mercantile creation--a solvent man.*

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Somebody was bullying somebody, and Martin interfered, to be confronted by Cheese-Face's blazing eyes.

He arose to his feet and confronted himself in the looking-glass.

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They confrontedthe soldiers, not wholly without arms, and ready to convert the very stones of the street into deadly weapons.

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At first an expression of terror overspread the features of the woman who confrontedme--then startled incredulity--hope--thanksgiving.

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He was no doubt prepared for any emergency, ready for any one of the foregoing attitudes, just as he bent himself easily and naturally to the situation which confrontedhim.

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what should be leaving my room, as I advanced to enter it, but--well, it's no use, resolutions are all very well, but facts are facts, especially when they're natural, and here was I face to face with the most natural little natural fact, and withal the most charming and merry-eyed, that-- well, in short, as I came to enter my room I was confrontedby the roundest, ruddiest little chambermaid ever created for the trial of mortal frailty.

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Those actors who were cursed with villainy parts were confrontedat every turn by the gallery.

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I believe that the Administration and the Congress deserve credit for their willingness to confrontthis-complex and difficult legislative task.

David W. Mullins Jr

After the match, Silva took to the field to angrily confrontLee Mason and the rest of the match officials over a number of decisions - and has now picked up an improper conduct charge for his actions.

Silva on FA charge over spat with ref

"They stressed that it is necessary to confrontIsrael until all rights are fully restored and that Israel will not emerge victorious from this face-off," the statement said.

Israel will be defeated: Rouhani and Bassil

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Synonyms of confront in English:


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See Spanish definition of afrontar


1‘Jones confronted the alleged burglar’


challenge, square up to, oppose, resist, defy, beard, tackle, attack, assault

approach, face up to, face, meet, come face to face with, stand up to, brave, detain, accost, waylay, take aside, stop, halt

informal collar

British informal nobble

2‘the real problems that confront ordinary citizens’


trouble, bother, be in someone's way, burden, distress, cause trouble to, cause suffering to, face, beset, harass, worry, oppress, annoy, vex, irritate, exasperate, strain, stress, tax

torment, plague, blight, bedevil, rack, smite, curse, harrow

rare discommode

3‘they've got to learn to confront their own problems’


tackle, get to grips with, apply oneself to, address oneself to, address, face, set about, go about, get to work at, busy oneself with, set one's hand to, grapple with, approach, take on, attend to, see to, throw oneself into, try to solve, try to deal with, try to cope with, learn to live with, try to sort out

deal with, take measures about, take care of, pursue, handle, manage

informal have a crack at, have a go at, have a shot at, get stuck into

4‘she confronted him with the evidence she had unearthed’


present, bring face to face, face


Synonym confront

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In a few minutes the native troops found themselves confronted by the 81st and the two batteries of artillery.


Gwynne's mind seemed to darken until only one luminous point confronted it, the visible tormented soul of his kinsman.


She smiled the pitying smile of one equipped with superior knowledge when confronted with an obstinate, uninformed mind.


Clearly, it was no mere question of taxation but the larger question of legislative independence that now confronted Americans.


Scarcely was Genoa pacified when the general was confronted by a much more serious event.


They confronted each other, Gwynne flushed and angry, Isabel coldly interrogative.


It was just a week before the disaster of Baylen that Marshal Bessires was confronted with a most serious problem.


As she came upon this ledge, and confronted this shadow, Mrs. Armine uttered a cry of surprise.


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verbapproach for conversation or solicitation


verbapproach for conversation or solicitation


verbapproach for conversation or solicitation


verbinsult or involve in entanglement


verbinsult or involve in entanglement

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