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confront

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconfrontcon‧front /kənˈfrʌnt/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PROBLEMif a problem, difficulty etc confronts you, it appears and needs to be dealt with 🔊 The problems confronting the new government were enormous.be confronted with something 🔊 Customers are confronted with a bewildering amount of choice.2 DEAL WITHto deal with something very difficult or unpleasant in a brave and determined way 🔊 We try to help people confront their problems.3 THREATENto face someone in a threatening way, as though you are going to attack them 🔊 Troops were confronted by an angry mob.4 ACCUSEto accuse someone of doing something, especially by showing them the proofconfront somebody with/about something 🔊 I confronted him with my suspicions, and he admitted everything. 🔊 I haven’t confronted her about it yet.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
confrontAt the same time, serious threats to the stability of the infant democracy also had to be confronted.He would have liked to be able to confront and examine his own previous self.They were confronted by about five men, one of whom had a gun.Their lives were now confronted by earthshaking change, by the arrival of the modern world.The FBI confronted Schmidt with the evidence of his part in the murder plot.Move his two hundred in behind those fleeing ones, to confront the enemy?The play is about a woman who confronts the man who tortured her in prison.He spent time with customers, confronted the Power Supply Division and central staffs, and acted swiftly on all decisions.We try to help people confront their problems.Overall, there are several major issues confronting us on the media front right now.At our bakery, when we set up the loaves for baking the next day a similar dilemma confronts us.be confronted with somethingThen we were confronted with a cornice.Otherwise they may be confronted with a partially built, inoperable extension and serious deterioration in the existing service.The pest controllers however, were confronted with an even bigger menace, in the form of a sealy dinosaur.What rouses its wrath is the belief that Waco revealed the ruthlessness ofthe federal government when liberals are confronted with armed opponents.I was confronted with great adventure stuff, plus the adventure special.The emperor is confronted with the case of a modal legacy, the modus being restitution of some property to another individual.Once again the managers were confronted with the need to manage paradox.Then, on opening them again, he would be confronted with the same problem: which of us is which?confront ... problemsAnd other students were moving directly into the regular curriculum-as Otheguy and others wished-who had not had to confront their reading problems.Some efforts are now being made to confront these problems.They are confronted by big problems.Health ministers must be honest and responsible enough to confront problems and chip in with extra funds where ministers.The one-habit-at-a-time mode Sure, you confront several writing problems each time you rewrite a new document.Here again, we confront the two problems of social-historical change and of the need to make value judgments.But Jones may be confronted by more problems than he anticipates when he seeks funds for his ideas.
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Verb table
confront
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconfront
he, she, itconfronts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconfronted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave confronted
he, she, ithas confronted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad confronted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill confront
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have confronted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam confronting
he, she, itis confronting
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you, we, theyare confronting
Past
I, he, she, itwas confronting
you, we, theywere confronting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been confronting
he, she, ithas been confronting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been confronting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be confronting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been confronting
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