Pronunciation: (kun-frunt'),[key] —v.t. 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.