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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·front v. t.  [imp. & p. p. Confronted; p. pr. & vb. n. Confronting.]
 1. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
 We four, indeed, confronted were with four
 In Russian habit.   --Shak.
    He spoke and then confronts the bull.   --Dryden.
    Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression.   --Hawthorne.
    It was impossible at once to confront the might of France and to trample on the liberties of England.   --Macaulay.
 2.  To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.
 3.  To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.
    When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands.   --Addison.