Confront Con*front", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confronting}.] [F. confronter; L. con- + frons the forehead or front. See {Front}.] 1. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness. [1913 Webster]

We four, indeed, confronted were with four In Russian habit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He spoke and then confronts the bull. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

It was impossible at once to confront the might of France and to trample on the liberties of England. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing. [1913 Webster]

3. To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare. [1913 Webster]

When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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