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Synonyms for confront



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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Tyler confronts Hamish First he decides he can't trust Hamish, and confronts his dodgy dad.
Considering the extent to which I suffered with my own compulsion when responding to student essays, I thought Miller might have some pearls of wisdom to help me articulate and confront my problem.
A desperate Tristan confronts Deidre who reluctantly agrees to escort him through the worst neighborhoods of the city.
The first days of October, 2003, saw him launching a preemptive strike against the British Broadcasting Corporation for its plans to broadcast a Panorama documentary called "Sex and the Holy City" on October 19, the day of Mother Teresa's beatification, and for its plans to screen a Kenyon Confronts documentary on child abuse in the Catholic Church on October 16, the day on which Pope John Paul II celebrated the 25th anniversary of his election.
Texas confronts the nine justices with an obvious equal protection challenge to the law: How can Texas criminalize anal and oral sex for same-sex couples only, not for heterosexuals?
While the person who confronts nature may develop associations with others for the shared purpose of controlling the outside world, such associations do not afford true confrontations between persons.
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Since the idea of naturalism is so integral to Land's notion of response in the Renaissance, the absence of a nuanced understanding of this complex term which squarely confronts notions of idealization, distortion, aestheticization, and convention as they emerge in different ways and to different degrees, is a serious deficiency.
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confronts the child squarely with the basic human predicaments" (8).
As she confronts the evil that seems to be coming to her from another world, so too must she confront evil in her familiar world and her own naive sexuality and what terrors it brings.