confronter


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con·front

 (kən-frŭnt′)
v. con·front·ed, con·front·ing, con·fronts
v.tr.
1. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility: I wish to confront my accuser in a court of law.
2. To bring face to face with: The defendant was confronted with incontrovertible evidence of guilt.
3. To come up against; encounter: confronted danger at every turn.
v.intr.
To engage in confrontation: "She got no child support. [She] didn't argue or confront" (Gail Sheehy).

[French confronter, from Old French, to adjoin, from Medieval Latin cōnfrontāre : Latin com-, com- + Latin frōns, front-, front.]

con·front′er n.
con·front′ment n.
con′fron·ta′tive adj.
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Thus, it assessed how the person confronted perceived their relationship with the confronter (general supportiveness, support for sobriety, and motivation for making the confrontational comment) and their perceptions about the confrontational statements (accuracy, helpfulness, and emotional intensity).