Definition of confront in English:
- Instead of spreading out and confronting their neighbors in hostile face-offs, foraging sanderlings bunched together in tight little flocks.
- It is significant that all of the films are sympathetic to refugees and immigrants, who arrive in an alien country, often with no money, to confront hostile officials and racist slurs.
- On the other side of the coin, we are getting more teachers who are now having to confront hostile parents, and they are able to exercise some of their own rights.
- To them, the problem was confronted and dealt with.
- I would confront my problems and deal with them.
- Women from Africa, Asia and Latin America have employed different approaches to confront these problems.
- This same question confronts anyone who considers the period from 1975 to 1983.
- It is the man who was responsible for her father's death and she feels compelled to confront him.
- Ella had seemed like the most obvious suspect, and I'd considered confronting her, but she had confronted me the first day I returned to school.
- But suppose we are confronted with a problem of courage?
- But these efforts have been confronted with the difficulties which usually present themselves in such cases.
- When most people are confronted with a problem, their instinct is to impose limits, get the problem under some kind of control.
- Entering, you are confronted with what appears to be a blow-up of a Seventies newsprint photograph of a star.
- The scene that confronted us appeared tranquil: a flock of vultures perched, on watch, up in a clump of trees overlooking a large herd of waterbuck browsing on the near bank.
- Pushing open the door to investigate, I was confronted by what appeared to be a tea dance for - well, to put it politely - ladies of a certain age.
If you confront someone you are literally face to face with them. It comes from Latin confrontare, formed from con- ‘with’ and frons, front- ‘face’. Similarly affront (Middle English) comes from an Old French source meaning ‘to strike someone on the forehead, insult them to their face’ from Latin ad frontem ‘to the face’.
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