Synonyms for confront

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuh n-fruhnt
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈfrʌnt

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Définition of confront

Origin :
  • 1560s, "to stand in front of," from Middle French confronter (15c.), from Medieval Latin confrontare "assign limits, adjoin," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + frontem (nominative frons) "forehead" (see front (n.)). Sense of "to face in defiance or hostility" is late 16c. Related: Confronted; confronting.
  • verb challenge
Example sentences :
  • Those that confront us now are as momentous as any in the past.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The Duke of Lerma, infirm and enfeebled by years, was unable to confront his foes.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Our eyes are shut to the damning facts which confront us on every side.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • We could not confront the gaze of Beauty with great rents in our shirts.
  • Extract from : « Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) » by William Delisle Hay
  • My brain was numb, but I did my best to confront the new situation that was before me.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine
  • No doubt, had we been afoot she would have halted, the better to confront me.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • He wheeled sharply to confront Sir John Killigrew, who had entered after him.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • "Then kill me," she answered fiercely, leaping up to confront and dare him.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • He stared a moment, moved away and round where he could confront her.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Both turned to confront him, Hortensia's eyes swollen from her weeping.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini

Antonyms for confront

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