confront

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  • verb

Synonyms for confront

challenge

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Synonyms for confront

to meet face-to-face, especially defiantly

to come up against

Synonyms for confront

oppose, as in hostility or a competition

deal with (something unpleasant) head on

present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

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be face to face with

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The three o'clock sun shone full upon him, and the strange enervating conviction that her seducer confronted her, which had been gaining ground in Tess ever since she had heard his words distinctly, was at last established as a fact indeed.
The stone worn by the thern who confronted us was of about the same size as that which I had seen before; an inch in diameter I should say.
The afternoon was drawing to a close, and Clayton, disheartened and discouraged, was in a terrible quandary as to the proper course to pursue; whether to keep on in search of Professor Porter, at the almost certain risk of his own death in the jungle by night, or to return to the cabin where he might at least serve to protect Jane from the perils which confronted her on all sides.
With a roar of pain and anger the beast sprang; but, somehow, Clayton stumbled to one side, and as he turned again to face the infuriated king of beasts, he was appalled at the sight which confronted him.
Somebody was bullying somebody, and Martin interfered, to be confronted by Cheese-Face's blazing eyes.
He arose to his feet and confronted himself in the looking-glass.
Wyvil, passing along the bedroom corridor after leaving the music-room, was confronted by his daughter, hurrying out of Emily's bedchamber in such a state of alarm that she could hardly speak.
Wyvil, Francine had confronted him without embarrassment.
All that she had read of the hidden and sinister life in the palace at Venice; all that she had heard of Montbarry's melancholy death and burial in a foreign land; all that she knew of the mystery of Ferrari's disappearance, rushed into her mind, when the black-robed figure confronted her, standing just inside the door.
Turlington stepped out again into the street, and confronted the City of London in the character of the noblest work of mercantile creation--a solvent man.
All his efforts to draw her into open discussion she confronted with a barrier which he could not penetrate, made up of a sort of amused perplexity.
Confronted with Iraq's "direct defiance of Security Council [Resolution] 1441," explained Bush, "the Security Council must not back down, when [its] demands are defied and mocked by a dictator.
Because Caruso was absent - he had previously been excused from the meeting for business reasons - Waters confronted the panel instead.
I do seem to have a real sense for the animate implications of inanimate objects," says Gurganus when confronted with this kinky moment.
Being confronted with grotesque statues of a tormented Jesus in our churches is not appealing.