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Synonyms for confront
kənˈfrʌnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confront, face(verb)

    oppose, as in hostility or a competition

    "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

    Synonyms:
    present, face, front, look, face up

    Antonyms:
    avoid

  2. confront, face up, face(verb)

    deal with (something unpleasant) head on

    "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

    Synonyms:
    present, face, front, look, face up

    Antonyms:
    avoid

  3. confront, face, present(verb)

    present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

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

    Synonyms:
    portray, demonstrate, demo, deliver, acquaint, represent, pose, give, lay out, front, look, face up, award, introduce, present, exhibit, face, stage, salute, gift, show, submit

    Antonyms:
    avoid

  4. confront(verb)

    be face to face with

    "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"

    Synonyms:
    present, face, face up

    Antonyms:
    avoid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confront

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confront

    Synonyms:
    oppose, face, encounter, resist, intimidate, menace

    Antonyms:
    rally, encourage, abet, countenance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confront(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    encounter, face, bring face to face, oppose openly

  2. confront(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    compare, bring into comparison

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confront":

    face, tackle, address, meet, combat, cope, counter, facing

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British
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Australian
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Indian

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How to use confront in a sentence?

  1. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla:

    We can go on for ever talking about disunity within the GCC. Yes of course there are differences of opinions, but to make too much of that diversity is to neglect completely the unity that also prevails, especially over Iran, this is a time when the GCC are standing up to Iran and saying 'we've had enough of Iranian expansionism and we're going to be more determined to confront it.'.

  2. Gail Ernst:

    I didn't want to share Republican Senate with anybody, and in the era of #MeToo survivors, I always believed that every person is different and they will confront their demons when they're ready, and I was not ready.

  3. Prime Minister Habib Essid:

    Our priority will be to strengthen measures to combat extremism and strengthen security capabilities to confront terrorism and the protection of the democratic transition.

  4. Hillary Rodham Clinton:

    The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States, and my Administration is pursuing a comprehensive strategy to confront them.

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Translations for confront

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  • konfronteerAfrikaans
  • مواجهةArabic
  • изправям се пред, съпоставям, противостоя, стоя срещу, имам работа сBulgarian
  • konfrontovatCzech
  • konfrontereDanish
  • konfrontieren, gegenüberstellen, stellen, entgegentreten, begegnen, gegenübertreten, SacheGerman
  • αντιμετωπίGreek
  • enfrentar, confrontarSpanish
  • روبرو شدن باPersian
  • kohdataFinnish
  • confronter, affronterFrench
  • התעמתHebrew
  • सामना करनाHindi
  • szembeszállHungarian
  • menghadapiIndonesian
  • confrontare, affrontareItalian
  • לְהִתְעַמֵתHebrew
  • 対峙するJapanese
  • 대치하다Korean
  • adversusLatin
  • confronteren, vergelijken, tegenover stellenDutch
  • konfrontereNorwegian
  • konfrontowaćPolish
  • enfrentar, confrontarPortuguese
  • confruntaRomanian
  • [[име́ть]] [[де́ло]] (с), сопоста́вить, противостоя́ть, противопоставля́ть, столкну́ться, противопоста́вить, ста́лкиваться, сопоставля́ть, противостоятьRussian
  • ballafaqoj, përballojAlbanian
  • konfronteraSwedish
  • எதிர்கொள்ளTamil
  • అదుపుచేయలేనిTelugu
  • เผชิญหน้าThai
  • yüzleştirmek, karşılaştırmak, karşı koymak, karşısına çıkmakTurkish
  • протистоятиUkrainian
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • Đối đầuVietnamese
  • קאָנפראָנטYiddish
  • 面对Chinese

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