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To defy or challenge someone or something with hostile or argumentative intent
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“A willingness to question and confront authority is essential to keeping authority accountable.”
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To worry, oppress, or cause trouble to
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“Arguably, however, less tractable difficulties confront him in the realm of spirits.”
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To address, apply oneself to, or cope with a problem or issue
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“They therefore decided to confront the problem by mounting a charm offensive.”
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To experience or go through, especially something challenging
“Our species has had to confront the perils of an often hostile natural landscape.”
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To challenge or refute an idea, theory or supposition
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“There is a clear need to seek more carefully formulated and rigorous tests in order to confront the theory with evidence.”
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To intercept or accost someone or a group
“In Rome, Admiral Riccardi could not send out Italy's battleships to confront the convoy because there was simply not fuel enough for them to make the round trip.”
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To physically stand or be in front of while facing something
“There was no way I could return home and confront them face to face.”
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To engage in hostilities or an altercation
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To confront or accuse someone of wrongdoing
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To succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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To estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between
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To offend the modesty or values of
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