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CONFRONT, verb transitive [Latin]

1. To stand face to face in full view; to face; to stand in front.

He spoke and then confronts the bull.

2. To stand in direct opposition; to oppose.

The East and West churches did both confront the Jews, and concur with them.

3. To set face to face; to bring into the presence of; as a accused person and a witness, in court, for examination and discovery of the truth; followed by with.

The witnesses are confronted with the accused, the accused with one another, or the witnesses with one another.

4. To set together for comparison; to compare one thing with another.

When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands.