According to Dr. Saltz, confrontation can lead to a formal apology, something many victims of bullying desire.
That lead to a confrontation between her and Cruz behind closed doors.
Make no mistake, Mr. Obama is being pushed and pulled into a confrontation with Iran.
1630s, "action of bringing two parties face to face," from Medieval Latin confrontationem, noun of action from past participle stem of confrontare (see confront). International political sense is attested from 1963 and traces to the "Cuban missile crisis" of the previous year.