face up to

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to confront)
a. afrontar
I'm ready to face up to my fears and realize my potential.Estoy dispuesto a afrontar mis temores y desarrollar mi potencial.
b. hacer frente a
Alberto knew he needed to face up to his responsibilities.Alberto sabía que tenía que hacer frente a sus responsabilidades.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I think it's time that we face up to the fact that we're not going to find this restaurant. Let's just go someplace else.Creo que ya tenemos que reconocer que no vamos a encontrar este restaurante. Vamos a otro lugar.
Until you face up to the truth, you'll never be able to progress in life.Hasta que aceptes la verdad, nunca podrás avanzar en la vida.
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face up to
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (person, fears)
a. hacer frente a
face up to
intransitive verb
[+difficulty] afrontar; hacer frente a
to face up to the fact that ... reconocer or admitir (el hecho de) que ...; she faced up to it bravely hizo frente a la situación con valentía
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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