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Usage note
This verb is often used in the passive voice in sense 2).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to come face to face with)
a. afrontar
At that point, we'll have to confront an important decision.Llegado ese momento, tendremos que afrontar una importante decisión.
b. enfrentar
The soldiers were confronted by a group of rebels.Los soldados se vieron enfrentados a un grupo de rebeldes.
c. hacer frente a
Eventually, she was forced to confront reality.Al final, no le quedó otra que hacer frente a la realidad.
2. (to be presented with)
a. afrontar
Hunger and poverty are things that confront us every day in this country.En este país, el hambre y la pobreza son cosas que afrontamos a diario.
b. enfrentar
I think we're confronted with a problem of incompetence.Yo creo que nos enfrentamos a un problema de incompetencia.
c. hacer frente a
In the jungle, they were confronted by all kinds of danger.En la selva, tuvieron que hacer frente a todo tipo de peligros.
3. (to face and deal with)
a. hacer frente a
If you don't confront your fears, they will dominate your life.Si no haces frente a tus miedos, estos dominarán tu vida.
b. enfrentarse a
By not confronting this problem now, we're only creating more later.No hacer frente a este problema ahora sólo nos acarreará muchos más después.
c. encararse con (someone)
You have to confront your father with your decision.Tienes que encararte con tu padre y comunicarle tu decisión.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (face up to, meet face to face)
a. enfrentarse a, hacer frente a
to be confronted by a problemenfrentarse a un problema
to confront somebody (about something)hablar cara a cara con alguien (acerca de algo)
to confront somebody with the factsenfrentar a alguien a los hechos
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confront [kənˈfrʌnt]
transitive verb
(face squarely) hacer frente a; (face defiantly) enfrentarse con
to confront sb with sth confrontar a algn con algo; to confront sb with the facts exponer delante de algn los hechos; the problems which confront us los problemas con los que nos enfrentamos; we were confronted by the river estábamos delante el río
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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