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synonyms for confront

  • accost
  • defy
  • encounter
  • meet
  • oppose
  • repel
  • resist
  • affront
  • beard
  • brave
  • dare
  • flout
  • front
  • scorn
  • withstand
  • call one's bluff
  • come up against
  • face down
  • face up to
  • face with
  • go one-on-one
  • go up against
  • make my day
  • meet eyeball-to-eyeball
  • stand up to
  • tell off
See also synonyms for: confronted / confronting
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antonyms for confront

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  • avoid
  • dodge
  • evade
  • surrender
  • yield
  • back down
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How to use confront in a sentence

Now is the time to launch a National Energy Innovation Mission to confront the climate crisis and lead the transition to clean energy.
TO CONFRONT THE CLIMATE CRISIS, THE US SHOULD LAUNCH A NATIONAL ENERGY INNOVATION MISSIONAMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 15, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
For years, Americans have avoided confronting these changes in their own backyards.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
One major reason an evolutionary perspective on our own behavior can be so confronting is that it doesn’t take our word for why we do things.
THE DARK SIDE OF SMART - FACTS SO ROMANTICDIANA FLEISCHMANSEPTEMBER 15, 2020NAUTILUS
She was used to controlling a room as a public safety officer, stopping fights and confronting abusers.
THE WOMAN PROPOSITIONED BY ALASKA’S FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TELLS HER STORY FOR THE FIRST TIMEBY KYLE HOPKINS AND MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS, ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWSSEPTEMBER 10, 2020PROPUBLICA
The changing face of brick-and-mortar retail requires that our city leaders, planners and urban designers confront this new equation.
MYTHS AND SHAME SHOULDN’T GUIDE CANNABIS REGULATIONSJOHN BERTSCHSEPTEMBER 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
My WA superintendent colleagues & I confronting school closure need to focus on our communities.
THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT THE ED TECH BOOMCHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 2, 2020OZY
We were respected around the world, rallying our allies to confront climate change.
‘HE IS CLEARLY IN OVER HIS HEAD’: READ MICHELLE OBAMA’S FULL SPEECH DENOUNCING DONALD TRUMPKDUNN6AUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
Lukashenko had been confronted by an unexpectedly strong opponent in this election in the form of Sviatlana Tikhanovskaya, a former teacher and a housewife Advertisement who did not originally plan running at all.
BELARUS ELECTION: CONTESTED RESULT SPARKS MASSIVE UNREST AS EUROPE’S ‘LAST DICTATOR’ CLAIMS VICTORYLGBTQ-EDITORAUGUST 12, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
This will all leave a legacy that Washington will have to confront at some point.
TURNING A BLIND EYE INTERNATIONALLY WILL COST USTRACY MORANAUGUST 7, 2020OZY
So the way I think about it is, you have to try and confront and deal with these issues, and then there are all the decisions around the decision you make.
THE PRIME MINISTER WHO CRIED BREXIT (EP. 392)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 10, 2019FREAKONOMICS
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFRONT

  • address
  • annoy
  • bother
  • brace
  • buttonhole
  • call
  • challenge
  • confront
  • cross
  • dare
  • entice
  • face
  • flag
  • greet
  • hail
  • proposition
  • run into
  • salute
  • welcome
  • whistle for
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