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Dictionary definition for: Confront

1. (v) oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

2. (v) deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

3. (v) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence" "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions" "An enormous dilemma faces us"

4. (v) be face to face with; "The child screamed when it confronted the man in the halloween costume"

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