verb (used with object)
Origin of confront
Examples from the Web for confront
After the six-week training, the forces will be deployed to confront the Islamic State, officials said.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Counter-protestors marched to confront the pro-police contingent, separated by barricades and uniformed officers.
This was the first of the series of her fears that Sabrina had to confront.How A Muslim Dad Reacted To His Daughter Coming Out|Moral Courage|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conservatives have made clear they want Republican leaders to use the December deadline to confront the president on immigration.
No matter what adversity or fear we may confront, we are always inherently free to choose how to be.
In captivity, having no web, it actually flees before its prey, and has not the resolution to confront a fly.The Insect|Jules Michelet
But she is a shrewd child and, living a lonely life, has had ample time to consider the problems that confront her.Mary Louise in the Country|L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
She turned to confront the startled eyes of the bride elect.Miss Billy's Decision|Eleanor H. Porter
They confront us in different forms in connection with immigration, especially of Asiatics.Woman in Modern Society|Earl Barnes
I will give him law enough to confute, and he shall furnish the insolence to confront this Attorney-General.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for confront
Word Origin for confront
Word Origin and History for confront
1560s, "to stand in front of," from Middle French confronter (15c.), from Medieval Latin confrontare "assign limits, adjoin," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + frontem (nominative frons) "forehead" (see front (n.)). Sense of "to face in defiance or hostility" is late 16c. Related: Confronted; confronting.