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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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She confronts the outside world, seeking to master nature -- and she confronts others through the covenant faith-community uniquely afforded her through the covenant God made with the Jews at Sinai.
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confronts the child squarely with the basic human predicaments" (8).
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