Confront

Definition of Confront

Con`front´
v. t.1.To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
[imp. & p. p. Confronted; p. pr. & vb. n. Confronting.]
We four, indeed, confronted were with four
In Russian habit.
- Shak.
He spoke and then confronts the bull.
- Dryden.
Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression.
- Hawthorne.
It was impossible at once to confront the might of France and to trample on the liberties of England.
- Macaulay.
2.To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.
3.To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.
When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands.
- Addison.

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