Pronunciation: (kun-frunt'), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.