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"
confront, face up, face(verb)
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
"You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
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"
be face to face with
"The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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,"
LyteHymn. 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.
Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.
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How to use confront in a sentence?
This is the start of saying we are ready to confront the past, as horrible as it might be.
All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them.
We don't want to do it just individually, you know, Individual A, Individual B, Individual C. We want to confront this refusal by the administration to cooperate with the constitutional mandate that the Congress has oversight, so we're discussing that, and we haven't made that decision yet. And we haven't gotten all the catalogs yet in terms of how many specific refusals there have been, and rather than try to deal with each one of them individually, we may deal with them collectively.
The U.S. has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the world, it is a tragedy and a disgrace that we have failed to do all we could to confront this public health crisis, and as a result, many people have died unnecessarily. But, we can do better in the future. We hope that public awareness will lead people to demand a more effective response by our federal government.
Turkey and Qatar face common problems and we are both very concerned about developments in the region and uncertain policies of other countries ... We confront common enemies. At this critical time for the Middle East cooperation between us is vital.
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- изправям се пред, съпоставям, противостоя, стоя срещу, имам работа сBulgarian
- konfrontieren, gegenüberstellen, stellen, entgegentreten, begegnen, gegenübertreten, SacheGerman
- enfrentar, confrontarSpanish
- روبرو شدن باPersian
- confronter, affronterFrench
- सामना करनाHindi
- confrontare, affrontareItalian
- confronteren, vergelijken, tegenover stellenDutch
- enfrentar, confrontarPortuguese
- [[име́ть]] [[де́ло]] (с), сопоста́вить, противостоя́ть, противопоставля́ть, столкну́ться, противопоста́вить, ста́лкиваться, сопоставля́ть, противостоятьRussian
- ballafaqoj, përballojAlbanian
- yüzleştirmek, karşılaştırmak, karşı koymak, karşısına çıkmakTurkish
- Đối đầuVietnamese
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