Con*front" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confronted; p. pr. & vb. n. Confronting.] [F. confronter; L. con- + frons the forehead or front. See Front.]


To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.

We four, indeed, confronted were with four
In Russian habit.

He spoke and then confronts the bull.

Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression.

It was impossible at once to confront the might of France and to trample on the liberties of England.


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


To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.

When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands.


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