face up to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyface up to
he/she/itfaces up to
present participlefacing up to
past tensefaced up to
past participlefaced up to
  1. same as face2 (sense 2)

    He was the only one who faced up to the problem.

See also main entry: face