Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “confront sb with sth”

See all translations

confront sb with sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with confront   /kənˈfrʌnt/ us  
C2 to tell someone what they do not want to hear, often because it is about something bad that they have done or because it needs an explanation: I know she's the one who made the error, but I don't want to confront her with it in case she breaks down.
Translations of “confront sb with sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 跟(某人)對質,跟(某人)當面對證…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跟(某人)对质,跟(某人)当面对证…
(Definition of confront sb with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of confront sb with sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

juggernaut

a very large, heavy truck

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More