be face to face with
"The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
"We confronted him with the evidence"
"He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"
"An enormous dilemma faces us"
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
"You must confront your problems"
"He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
- face up
oppose, as in hostility or a competition
"You must confront your opponent"
"Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"
"The two enemies finally confronted each other"