confront confront  /kənf ˈrənt/


  1. (v) oppose, as in hostility or a competition
  2. (v) deal with (something unpleasant) head on
  3. (v) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
  4. (v) be face to face with



  1. After being sworn in as the 44th president, Barack Hussein Obama called on Americans to confront our collective failure to make hard choices.
  2. The police confronted diplomats seeking to investigate allegations of torture Tuesday, halting their convoy at a roadblock on the edge of the capital.
  3. The decision to confront Pakistan with what the officials described as a new C.


  1. Protesters confront tight security in Belfast G8 rally

    By Conor Humphries and Maurice Neill BELFAST (Reuters) - More than 1,000 trade unionists, environmentalists and anti-poverty campaigners confronted heavy security in Belfast on Saturday to voice their anger at G8 leaders who meet in Northern Ireland next week. Stilt-walkers, drummers and protesters in Halloween masks chanted slogans against everything from U.S. foreign policy to local government ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Group for homeless is criticized

    Confront the lawbreakersSeattle City Councilmember Nick Licata “warned” colleagues on the City Council that enforcing the law against homeless encampment Nickelsville and its sponsor SHARE/WHEEL might “force a confrontation.” Good, about time. In fact, a confrontation is way
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. EU to confront US on phone records on Friday

    The European Commission says officials will confront U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday on whether U.S. services are vetting bulk data of EU citizens and companies through eavesdropping programs, and will insist on the fundamental respect of rights.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. Obama said he views his award as "a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
    on Oct 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Calgary Herald

  2. British prime minister Brown said: "This tragedy reinforces our commitment to confront terrorism. It strengthens our determination never to concede to the demands of terrorists, nor to pay ransoms."
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  3. Bush said that "to step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government. ...... Such a scenario would result in our troops being forced to stay in Iraq even longer and confront an enemy that is even more lethal."
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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