One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Jones confronted the alleged burglar’
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
British informal nobble
2‘the real problems that confront ordinary citizens’
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
3‘they've got to learn to confront their own problems’
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
4‘she confronted him with the evidence she had unearthed’
present, bring face to face, face
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