confront


confront
01. He [confronted] his roommate after he found twenty dollars had been stolen out of his coat pocket.
02. Mark has been [confronted] with some serious personal problems lately, and is finding it difficult to concentrate at work.
03. The new President will be [confronted] by an economy that is in very poor shape.
04. After finding out he had cancer, he had to [confront] the fact that he was going to have to take better care of himself.
05. When he started his computer course, he was [confronted] by a whole new vocabulary that needed to be learned quickly.
06. She [confronted] her boss after hearing a rumor that she was going to be fired.
07. When [confronted] by police, the young boys admitted stealing the car.
08. John Kerry and George W. Bush will [confront] each other in their first public debate this evening.
09. There was a brief military [confrontation] between soldiers from North and South Korea today, and two men are now dead.
10. She and her husband haven't been able to work out their problems because they are both too afraid of [confrontation].
11. He lost his job after a [confrontation] with his supervisor got out of hand at the weekly staff meeting.
12. She is so [confrontational] that even a slight disagreement usually ends in a screaming argument.
13. His [confrontational] style of dealing with problems makes it very difficult to work with him.
14. We were [confronted] by a bear while out hiking, but managed to move away without incident.
15. The work culture in this country is quite [confrontational] in its relations between management and labor.
16. The presence of a woman on our management team seems to have made the dynamic of the group a little less [confrontational] somehow.
17. Protestors against globalism are [confronting] the fascists of the corporate elite.
18. The increase in strikes by employees in the public sector highlights the need for this government to take a less [confrontational] approach to union negotiations.
19. The protest was taken over by a group of troublemakers, who turned the peaceful demonstration into a violent [confrontation] with police.
20. The young teenager's interactions with his parents were often [confrontational].
21. Brian has a very [confrontational] manner when talking to his employees.
22. A local policeman was stabbed when he went to investigate a domestic dispute, and was [confronted] by a man carrying a large knife.
23. Gandhi once said that whenever you are [confronted] with an opponent, conquer him with love.
24. William Fulbright once remarked that we must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that [confront] us in a complex and rapidly changing world.

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  • confront — con·front /kən frənt/ vt: to face or bring face to face for the purpose of challenging esp. through cross examination the accused shall enjoy the right...to be confront ed with the witnesses against him U.S. Constitution amend. VI… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confront — [kən frunt′] vt. [Fr confronter < ML confrontare < L com , together + frons, forehead: see FRONT1] 1. to face; stand or meet face to face 2. to face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically 3. to bring face to face (with) [to… …   English World dictionary

  • Confront'e — Con fron t[ e] , a. [F., p. p. {confronter}.] (Her.) Same as {Affront[ e]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confront — 1560s, to stand in front of, from M.Fr. confronter (15c.), from M.L. confrontare assign limits, adjoin, from L. com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + frontem (nom. frons) forehead (see FRONT (Cf. front) (n.)). Sense of to fa …   Etymology dictionary

  • confront — vb *meet, face, encounter Analogous words: defy, beard, challenge, brave, dare (see FACE): oppose, withstand, *resist Antonyms: recoil from …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confront — [v] challenge accost, affront, beard, brave, call one’s bluff*, come up against*, dare, defy, encounter, face down*, face up to*, face with*, flout, front, go one on one*, go up against*, make my day*, meet, meet eyeballto eyeball*, oppose, repel …   New thesaurus

  • confront — ► VERB 1) meet face to face in hostility or defiance. 2) (of a problem) present itself to. 3) face up to and deal with (a problem). 4) compel to face or consider something. DERIVATIVES confrontation noun confrontational adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • confront — [[t]kənfrʌ̱nt[/t]] ♦♦♦ confronts, confronting, confronted 1) VERB If you are confronted with a problem, task, or difficulty, you have to deal with it. [be V ed with/by n] She was confronted with severe money problems... [V n] Ministers… …   English dictionary

  • confront — verb ADVERB ▪ directly, head on, squarely ▪ The new state confronted head on the question of national identity. ▪ He is willing to confront problems directly. ▪ aggressively …   Collocations dictionary

  • confront */*/ — UK [kənˈfrʌnt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms confront : present tense I/you/we/they confront he/she/it confronts present participle confronting past tense confronted past participle confronted 1) [often passive] to go close to someone in a… …   English dictionary