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Verb: confront  kun'frúnt
  1. Oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    "You must confront your opponent"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other";
    - face
     
  2. Deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    "You must confront your problems";
    - face up, face
     
  3. Show something to somebody, usually to accuse or criticize
    "We confronted him with the evidence";
    - face, present
     
  4. Be face to face with
    "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"

Derived forms: confronts, confronting, confronted

Type of: approach, encounter, face, front, go about, look, meet, play, set about, take on

Antonym: avoid