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Synonyms for confront
kənˈfrʌntcon·front

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confront, faceverb

    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, faceverb

    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, presentverb

    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. confrontverb

    be face to face with

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

    Synonyms:
    present, face, face up

    Antonyms:
    avoid

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confrontverb

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

  2. confrontverb

    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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How to use confront in a sentence?

  1. George Floyd:

    The officers on the scene that day should be held accountable for Defense Mark Esper murder. It is a tragedy that we have seen repeat itself too many times. With great sympathy, I want to extend the deepest of condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd from me and the Department. Racism is real in America, and we must all do our very best to recognize it, to confront it, and to eradicate it.

  2. Deputy Winston:

    The suspect attacked the homeowner and the homeowner was able to defend himself and as a result the suspect is deceased, we’re just glad the homeowner was able to confront the suspect and defend himself and his family against this attack.

  3. President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday:

    Let us, whatever our affiliations, political, religious, social, continue to believe in ourselves, to believe in our collective capacity, so as to overcome adversity and challenges that confront us, including unemployment.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    [ Zelensky ] doesnt look like a Ukrainian nationalist, and its hard for me to say if he can manage them, Vladimir Putin said. The question is if he can deliver what he said in public and what he considers necessary to do. I dont know if he did the right thing as president and commander-in-chief to go to the line of contact to try to persuade the people who refuse to obey his orders, Vladimir Putin said, referring to Tuesday when Zelenksy went to the Donbass region to confront protestors who wanted to stop the pullback of troops. Its not such a difficult thing to separate the conflicting sides in two villages, but it has dragged on for years and its now clear why -- because the nationalists dont want to leave and dont want to let the Ukrainian troops out.

  5. William Fullbright:

    We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.


Translations for confront

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  • konfronteerAfrikaans
  • مواجهةArabic
  • изправям се пред, съпоставям, имам работа с, противостоя, стоя срещуBulgarian
  • konfrontovatCzech
  • konfrontereDanish
  • gegenübertreten, Sache, begegnen, entgegentreten, konfrontieren, stellen, gegenüberstellenGerman
  • αντιμετωπίGreek
  • enfrentar, confrontarSpanish
  • روبرو شدن باPersian
  • kohdataFinnish
  • affronter, confronterFrench
  • התעמתHebrew
  • सामना करनाHindi
  • szembeszállHungarian
  • menghadapiIndonesian
  • affrontare, confrontareItalian
  • לְהִתְעַמֵתHebrew
  • 対峙するJapanese
  • 대치하다Korean
  • adversusLatin
  • confronteren, tegenover stellen, vergelijkenDutch
  • konfrontereNorwegian
  • konfrontowaćPolish
  • confrontar, enfrentarPortuguese
  • confruntaRomanian
  • противостоять, сопоставля́ть, ста́лкиваться, противопоста́вить, столкну́ться, противопоставля́ть, противостоя́ть, сопоста́вить, [[име́ть]] [[де́ло]] (с)Russian
  • ballafaqoj, përballojAlbanian
  • konfronteraSwedish
  • எதிர்கொள்ளTamil
  • అదుపుచేయలేనిTelugu
  • เผชิญหน้าThai
  • karşılaştırmak, karşısına çıkmak, yüzleştirmek, karşı koymakTurkish
  • протистоятиUkrainian
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • Đối đầuVietnamese
  • קאָנפראָנטYiddish
  • 面对Chinese

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