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synonyms for confronted

  • 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

antonyms for confronted

MOST RELEVANT
  • avoid
  • dodge
  • evade
  • surrender
  • yield
  • back down
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How to use confronted in a sentence

In a few minutes the native troops found themselves confronted by the 81st and the two batteries of artillery.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He could have struck his friend and partner to the earth, and trod him there to death, as he confronted and upbraided him.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Gwynne's mind seemed to darken until only one luminous point confronted it, the visible tormented soul of his kinsman.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He faced his loss with stoical fortitude, as I believe he would have confronted any disaster that life could bring.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
She smiled the pitying smile of one equipped with superior knowledge when confronted with an obstinate, uninformed mind.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Clearly, it was no mere question of taxation but the larger question of legislative independence that now confronted Americans.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
Scarcely was Genoa pacified when the general was confronted by a much more serious event.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
They confronted each other, Gwynne flushed and angry, Isabel coldly interrogative.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It was just a week before the disaster of Baylen that Marshal Bessires was confronted with a most serious problem.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
As she came upon this ledge, and confronted this shadow, Mrs. Armine uttered a cry of surprise.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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