Synonyms of confront in English:

confront


See definition of confront

verb

1‘Jones confronted the alleged burglar’

SYNONYMS

challenge, square up to, oppose, resist, defy, beard, tackle, attack, assault

approach, face up to, face, meet, come face to face with, stand up to, brave, detain, accost, waylay, take aside, stop, halt

informal collar

British informal nobble

ANTONYMS

avoid

2‘the real problems that confront ordinary citizens’

SYNONYMS

trouble, bother, be in someone's way, burden, distress, cause trouble to, cause suffering to, face, beset, harass, worry, oppress, annoy, vex, irritate, exasperate, strain, stress, tax

torment, plague, blight, bedevil, rack, smite, curse, harrow

rare discommode

3‘they've got to learn to confront their own problems’

SYNONYMS

tackle, get to grips with, apply oneself to, address oneself to, address, face, set about, go about, get to work at, busy oneself with, set one's hand to, grapple with, approach, take on, attend to, see to, throw oneself into, try to solve, try to deal with, try to cope with, learn to live with, try to sort out

deal with, take measures about, take care of, pursue, handle, manage

informal have a crack at, have a go at, have a shot at, get stuck into

ANTONYMS

avoid

4‘she confronted him with the evidence she had unearthed’

SYNONYMS

present, bring face to face, face

ANTONYMS

spare