- Face and deal with (a difficult or unpleasant situation).
- Face and oppose (someone) with their behavior or actions.
- Bring (something) into direct or immediate opposition.
Early 17th century: from latin confrontare "bring face to face", from con- "together" + frons, front- "forehead".
- He confronted the issue head-on.
- She confronted him about his behavior.
- The company had to confront the problem of falling sales.
- The government had to confront the crisis.
- They confronted the rival team on the field.