Confront means either to face a situation that makes you uncomfortable, or to say something to someone about something they've done that bothers you. Rather than letting things go, when people are rude to you you should confront them.

Confront derives from the Latin con- "with" and -front "front." You can confront a sad truth, you can confront a person by calling them on their behavior, you can confront someone with the fact that they have terrible breath. You can be confronted, too—on the trip through the mountains, we were confronted by the impassibility of the road.

Definitions of confront

v oppose, as in hostility or a competition

“You must confront your opponent”
“The two enemies finally confronted each other”
breast, front
confront bodily
take the bull by the horns
face a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it
match, oppose, pit, play off
set into opposition or rivalry
Type of:
encounter, meet, play, take on
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

v present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

“We confronted him with the evidence”
face, present
face, face up
deal with (something unpleasant) head on

v be face to face with

“The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume”
Type of:
face, front, look
be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

v deal with (something unpleasant) head on

“You must confront your problems”
face, face up
face, present
present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
tackle, take on, undertake
accept as a challenge
exert oneself to meet a challenge
Type of:
approach, go about, set about
begin to deal with

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