confrontment


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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.

confrontment

(kɒnˈfrʌntmənt)
n
archaic another word for confrontation
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