Synonyms of confront in English:

confront


See definition of confront

verb

1‘Jones confronted the alleged burglar’

SYNONYMS
challenge, square up to, oppose, resist, defy, beard, tackle, attack, assault
approach, face up to, face, meet, come face to face with, stand up to, brave, detain, accost, waylay, take aside, stop, halt
informal collar
British informal nobble
ANTONYMS

avoid

2‘the real problems that confront ordinary citizens’

SYNONYMS
trouble, bother, be in someone's way, burden, distress, cause trouble to, cause suffering to, face, beset, harass, worry, oppress, annoy, vex, irritate, exasperate, strain, stress, tax
torment, plague, blight, bedevil, rack, smite, curse, harrow
rare discommode

3‘they've got to learn to confront their own problems’

SYNONYMS
tackle, get to grips with, apply oneself to, address oneself to, address, face, set about, go about, get to work at, busy oneself with, set one's hand to, grapple with, approach, take on, attend to, see to, throw oneself into, try to solve, try to deal with, try to cope with, learn to live with, try to sort out
deal with, take measures about, take care of, pursue, handle, manage
informal have a crack at, have a go at, have a shot at, get stuck into
ANTONYMS

avoid

4‘she confronted him with the evidence she had unearthed’

SYNONYMS
present, bring face to face, face
ANTONYMS

spare