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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·front /kənˈfrʌnt/

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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"
           [syn: face]
      2: deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront
         your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his
         mistakes" [syn: face up, face] [ant: avoid]
      3: 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" [syn: face, present]
      4: be face to face with; "The child screamed when it confronted
         the man in the halloween costume"