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UK [kənˈfrʌnt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "confront":
present tense I/you/we/they confront he/she/it confronts present participle confronting past tense confronted past participle confronted
1) [often passive] to go close to someone in a threatening way

The guard on duty was confronted by an armed man.

2)
a) to deal with a difficult situation

It takes courage to confront your fears.

We need to confront these problems before it's too late.

b) if a problem or difficult situation confronts you, you have to deal with it

the problems confronting the church

be confronted with something:

She was confronted with the biggest crisis of her political life.

3) [usually passive] if you are confronted with information, it is given to you and you must say whether it is true
be confronted with something:

When confronted with the documents, Hunter admitted the charges against him.


English dictionary. 2014.

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