Definition and Meanings for confront

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Confront is ranked 2,431 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of confront

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of confront

f. confronter; l. con- + frons the forehead or front. see front

Meaning of confront


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
  • to put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.
  • to set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.
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