confront(redirected from confrontative)
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Related to confrontative: intervening
confront(Encounter), verb accost, brave, breast, come across, come face to face with, come in contact, face, meet, stand facing, stand opposite
confront(Oppose), verb act in opposition to, argue against, assail, be against, be at cross-purposes, be oppooite, challenge, come in conflict with, contend against, connend with, contradict, contrapose, contrast with, controvert, count against, counteract, counterattack, counterwork, cross, defy, deny, disagree with, disapprove, dispute, engage in conflict with, go against, mark against, match against, meet in conflict, object, offer resistance, oppugn, protest, put in opposition, rebuff, recalcitrate, repel, resist, rise against, rival, run counter, run counter to, se opponere, set oneself against, skirmish, stand firm, stem, strike back, struggle, take exception to, turn against, wrestle with
Associated concepts: right of cross-examination, right to confront witnesses
See also: accost, approach, battle, challenge, collide, contrast, cross, defy, fight, grapple, oppose, oppugn, repel, resist, withstand