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Sooner or later we've all got to confront the reality that we have got to come to understand who we are and what we're doing, and the extent to which we are guided or manipulated by forces that are beyond our control.
Ayad Akhtar

Meaning of "confront" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONFRONT

From Medieval Latin confrontārī to stand face to face with, from frons forehead.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFRONT

confront  [kənˈfrʌnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFRONT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Confront is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb confront in English.

WHAT DOES CONFRONT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of confront in the English dictionary

The first definition of confront in the dictionary is to present or face, esp in order to accuse or criticize. Other definition of confront is to face boldly; oppose in hostility. Confront is also to be face to face with; be in front of.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONFRONT

PRESENT

Present
I confront
you confront
he/she/it confronts
we confront
you confront
they confront
Present continuous
I am confronting
you are confronting
he/she/it is confronting
we are confronting
you are confronting
they are confronting
Present perfect
I have confronted
you have confronted
he/she/it has confronted
we have confronted
you have confronted
they have confronted
Present perfect continuous
I have been confronting
you have been confronting
he/she/it has been confronting
we have been confronting
you have been confronting
they have been confronting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I confronted
you confronted
he/she/it confronted
we confronted
you confronted
they confronted
Past continuous
I was confronting
you were confronting
he/she/it was confronting
we were confronting
you were confronting
they were confronting
Past perfect
I had confronted
you had confronted
he/she/it had confronted
we had confronted
you had confronted
they had confronted
Past perfect continuous
I had been confronting
you had been confronting
he/she/it had been confronting
we had been confronting
you had been confronting
they had been confronting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will confront
you will confront
he/she/it will confront
we will confront
you will confront
they will confront
Future continuous
I will be confronting
you will be confronting
he/she/it will be confronting
we will be confronting
you will be confronting
they will be confronting
Future perfect
I will have confronted
you will have confronted
he/she/it will have confronted
we will have confronted
you will have confronted
they will have confronted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been confronting
you will have been confronting
he/she/it will have been confronting
we will have been confronting
you will have been confronting
they will have been confronting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would confront
you would confront
he/she/it would confront
we would confront
you would confront
they would confront
Conditional continuous
I would be confronting
you would be confronting
he/she/it would be confronting
we would be confronting
you would be confronting
they would be confronting
Conditional perfect
I would have confront
you would have confront
he/she/it would have confront
we would have confront
you would have confront
they would have confront
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been confronting
you would have been confronting
he/she/it would have been confronting
we would have been confronting
you would have been confronting
they would have been confronting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you confront
we let´s confront
you confront
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to confront
Past participle
confronted
Present Participle
confronting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONFRONT


affront
əˈfrʌnt
afront
əˈfrʌnt
battlefront
ˈbætəlˌfrʌnt
beachfront
ˈbiːtʃfrʌnt
bowfront
ˈbəʊfrʌnt
breakfront
ˈbreɪkˌfrʌnt
forefront
ˈfɔːˌfrʌnt
front
frʌnt
lakefront
ˈleɪkˌfrʌnt
oceanfront
ˈəʊʃənˌfrʌnt
out-front
aʊtˈfrʌnt
refront
riːˈfrʌnt
riverfront
ˈrɪvəfrʌnt
seafront
ˈsiːˌfrʌnt
shirtfront
ˈʃɜːtˌfrʌnt
shorefront
ˈʃɔːˌfrʌnt
storefront
ˈstɔːˌfrʌnt
upfront
ˈʌpˈfrʌnt
waterfront
ˈwɔːtəˌfrʌnt
wavefront
ˈweɪvˌfrʌnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFRONT

conformity
confound
confoundable
confounded
confoundedly
confounder
confoundingly
confraternal
confraternities
confraternity
confrerie
confrontal
confrontation
confrontational
confronte
confronter
confrontment

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFRONT

Animal Liberation Front
back to front
change front
cold front
eyes front
fly front
home front
isobront
National Front
National Liberation Front
occluded front
Patriotic Front
people´s front
polar front
popular front
Rhodesian Front
shirt front
shop front
up front
warm front

Synonyms and antonyms of confront in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONFRONT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «confront» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of confront

Translation of «confront» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFRONT

Find out the translation of confront to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of confront from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «confront» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

面临
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacer frente a
570 millions of speakers

English

confront
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مواجهة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

противостоять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enfrentar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুখোমুখি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

confronter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhadapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

konfrontieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

直面する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

직면하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngadhepi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đối đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்கொள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समोर असणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karşısına çıkmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confrontare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skonfrontować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протистояти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

confrunte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντιμετωπίσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konfronteer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konfrontera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konfrontere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of confront

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFRONT»

The term «confront» is very widely used and occupies the 21.597 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFRONT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about confront

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONFRONT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word confront.
1
Ayad Akhtar
Sooner or later we've all got to confront the reality that we have got to come to understand who we are and what we're doing, and the extent to which we are guided or manipulated by forces that are beyond our control.
2
Isabel Allende
A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons.
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Kirstie Alley
It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends.
4
Criss Angel
One of the most gratifying things I get as an artist is when people watch me do these different demonstrations, and they in some way feel empowered by what I'm doing so they can confront their own fears. Maybe it's the fear of getting in an elevator; maybe it's the fear of going on a plane and seeing the world.
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Adam Arkin
I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
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Alan Ball
I guess in America we're so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I'm sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them.
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Roland Barthes
To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
8
Martha Beck
Once we're willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Where we used to think about what was 'safe,' we now become interested in doing what seems right or fun or meaningful or ripe with possibilities.
9
David Bowie
Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.
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David Brooks
This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFRONT»

Discover the use of confront in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to confront and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use ...
A comprehensive assessment of Obama's foreign-policy challenges and achievements addresses big-picture questions pertaining to the 44th President's first term, from the outcomes of radically different approaches to American national ...
David E. Sanger, 2013
2
Caring Enough to Confront: How to Understand and Express ...
Whether in family, church or work relationships, Caring Enough to Confront gives readers the tools to make the most of every conflict.
David Augsburger, 2010
3
Malignant: Medical Ethicists Confront Cancer
This book tells the stories of seven people with a distinct perspective on cancer. Experts on medical ethics, personal experience showed them how little they knew about the real world of serious illness.
Rebecca Dresser, 2012
4
Confront!: Resistance in Nazi Germany
This book represents the spectrum of these forms of resistance and illustrates the courage of those who dared to confront the Nazi government.
John J. Michalczyk, 2004
5
Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond
From leading scientists, lawyers, and educators--a decisive rebuttal to those who undermine science in the name of religion.
Andrew J. Petto, Laurie R. Godfrey, 2008
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Emotions: Confront the Lies. Conquer with Truth.
Revealing God’s original purpose for emotions and wisely exposing the root of all negative emotions, Dr. Stanley touches the hearts of readers as he teaches them how to find joy and fulfillment in the God-given gift of emotions.
Charles F. Stanley, 2013
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Moving Mountains: Communities Confront Mining and Globalization
Transnational mining companies are key agents of corporate globalization. They are often larger than national economies, and dominate governments, local peoples and their environments.
Geoffrey Russell Evans, James Goodman, Nina Lansbury, 2002
8
Back Off!: How To Confront And Stop Sexual Harassment And ...
Women who have stopped harassment share successful retaliatory tactics, including administrative solutions in the workplace and formal lawsuits, and offer nine elements of a nonviolent direct confrontation. Original.
Martha Langelan, 1993
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African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000
Contributors to this volume explore African American women’s life experiences in the West, their influences on the experiences of the region’s diverse peoples, and their legacy in rural and urban communities from Montana to Texas and ...
Quintard Taylor, Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, 2008
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Hakka Chinese Confront Protestant Christianity, 1850-1900: ...
The autobiographies of eight pioneer Chinese missionaries featured in this book offer an unusual opportunity to view village life and customs in Guangdong during the mid-nineteenth century by providing details on Hakka death and burial ...
Jessie G. Lutz, Rolland Ray Lutz, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFRONT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term confront is used in the context of the following news items.
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Afdawn investors to confront board
DISGRUNTLED minority investors in investment holding company African Dawn Capital (Afdawn) appear to be gearing up to confront the ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
2
Patients confront doctor who falsely diagnosed them with cancer
The government says a man who took an oath to do no harm instead turned more than 500 of his patients into victims in a shocking case of ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
3
Report Finds WHO Unfit To Confront Public Health Emergencies …
In the wake of West Africa's Ebola crisis, an independent panel assembled at the request of World Health Organization director Margaret Chan ... «io9, Jul 15»
4
Baja California farmers confront prospect of water shortage
Blocks from the U.S. border on a recent afternoon, inside a packed auditorium, the farmers' voices rose with their anxious questions. Water from ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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WaPo Editorial: Administration's Reaction to Violations Reveals …
WaPo Editorial: Administration's Reaction to Violations Reveals Reluctance to Confront Iran. by TheTower.org Staff | 07.07.15 8:06 pm. «TheTower.org, Jul 15»
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Latham: There's only one way to confront hate
The difficulty with researching and writing about people like white supremacist Earl P. Holt III is fighting the almost irresistible urge to become ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
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Victims confront Michigan doctor who gave unnecessary …
Victims confront Michigan doctor who gave unnecessary chemotherapy to misdiagnosed patients. ABC News. 6:23 AM, Jul 7, 2015. 11:13 AM, Jul 7, 2015. «newsnet5.com, Jul 15»
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Smith to confront McKinnon issue
Cameron Smith may give his side of the Alex McKinnon story for the first time minutes after the 2015 State of Origin series ends. As Queensland skipper, Smith is ... «Sportal.com.au, Jul 15»
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Greek austerity vote forces Europe to confront bigger issues than …
The immediate result of Greece's vote Sunday against more austerity is going to be more of what Europe has endured in recent weeks: more ... «MinnPost, Jul 15»
10
Fireworks injure 11; angry residents confront city officials; Cleveland …
Flooded-out Bay Village residents confront city officials: Angry residents packed Monday's council meeting, demanding the city do something ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»

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