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verb [transitive] confront pronunciation in British English /kənˈfrʌnt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconfront
he/she/itconfronts
present participleconfronting
past tenseconfronted
past participleconfronted
  1. 1
    [often passive] to go close to someone in a threatening way
    The guard on duty was confronted by an armed man.
  2. 2
    to deal with a difficult situation
    It takes courage to confront your fears.
    We need to confront these problems before it’s too late.
    1. a.
      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. 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.

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