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confronting

 
Noun confronting has 1 sense
  1. braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling - taking the bull by the horns
    --1 is a kind of attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    --1 has particulars: face, facing
    Derived form: verb confront2
Verb confront has 4 senses
  1. confront, face - oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
    --1 is one way to meet, encounter, play, take on
    Derived forms: noun confrontation1, noun confrontation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. confront, face up, face - deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
    --2 is one way to set about, go about, approach
    Antonyms: avoid
    Derived form: noun confronting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. confront, face, present - present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
    Derived form: noun confrontation5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. confront - be face to face with; "The child screamed when it confronted the man in the halloween costume"
    --4 is one way to
    front, look, face
    Derived forms: noun confrontation3, noun confrontation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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