A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to deal with)
a. to confront
Paulina es una persona ambiciosa que no teme confrontar riesgos.Paulina is an ambitious person who's not afraid of confronting risks.
b. to face
Para confrontar la crisis energética, hay que reducir el consumo.To face the energy crisis, we need to reduce consumption.
c. to face up to
Tienes que confrontar los hechos si quieres superar la situación.You have to face up to the facts if you want to overcome the situation.
2. (to contrast)
a. to compare
Antes de ponerse a escribir, conviene confrontar las fuentes con detenimiento.Before starting to write, you should compare your sources carefully.
3. (to bring into contact with)
a. to bring face to face
El periodista confrontó al goleador con el jugador que lo lesionó para que le pidiera perdón.The journalist brought the striker face to face with the player who injured him so he could apologize.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to tackle; used with "con")
a. to face up to
A veces es duro confrontarse con la realidad.Sometimes, it's difficult to face up to reality.
b. to confront
Al final, Rosario tuvo que confrontarse con sus problemas para resolver su situación.In the end, Rosario had to confront her problems to deal with her situation.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (enfrentar)
a. to confront
2. (comparar)
a. to compare
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transitive verb
1 [+peligro] to confront; face; face up to
2 (carear) to bring face to face
confrontar a algn con otro to confront sb with sb else
3 [+textos] to compare; collate
intransitive verb
to border;con on;
pronominal verb
confrontarse con to confront; face up to
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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