|v. t.||1.||To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.|
Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression.
|2.||To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; |
|3.||To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.|
|Verb||1.||confront - 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.||confront - deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"|
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
|3.||confront - 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.||confront - be face to face with; "The child screamed when it confronted the man in the halloween costume"|