confrontment

confront

[kuhn-fruhnt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to face in hostility or defiance; oppose: The feuding factions confronted one another.
2.
to present for acknowledgment, contradiction, etc.; set face to face: They confronted him with evidence of his crime.
3.
to stand or come in front of; stand or meet facing: The two long-separated brothers confronted each other speechlessly.
4.
to be in one's way: the numerous obstacles that still confronted him.
5.
to bring together for examination or comparison.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Medieval Latin confrontārī, equivalent to Latin con- con- + -frontārī, derivative of Latin frōns forehead, front

confrontal, confrontment, noun
confronter, noun
reconfront, verb (used with object)
unconfronted, adjective
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confront (kənˈfrʌnt)
 
vb
1.  (usually foll by with) to present or face (with something), esp in order to accuse or criticize
2.  to face boldly; oppose in hostility
3.  to be face to face with; be in front of
4.  to bring together for comparison
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin confrontārī to stand face to face with, from frons forehead]
 
con'fronter
 
n

confrontation or confrontment (ˌkɒnfrʌnˈteɪʃən, kɒnˈfrʌntmənt)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of confronting
2.  a situation of mutual hostility between two powers or nations without open warfare
3.  a state of conflict between two antagonistic forces, creeds, or ideas etc
 
confrontment or confrontment
 
n
 
confrontational or confrontment
 
adj

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confront
1560s, "to stand in front of," from M.Fr. confronter, from M.L. confrontare "assign limits, adjoin," from L. com- "together" + frontem (nom. frons) "forehead." Sense of "to face in defiance or hostility" is c.1580.
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