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confront (one) with (something)

To approach one with the intention of presenting or discussing something unpleasant. If you confront him with evidence of his crime, I think he'll try to leave town.
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confront someone with something

to face someone with incriminating evidence, charges of wrongdoing, or criticism. The angry husband confronted his wife with the evidence of her financial irresponsibility. The police confronted Wilson with the witness's statement.
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One can nurture relationships within an organization by implementing specific skills and learning how to confront the deeply rooted problems, Nelson said.
Dunne admitted causing grievous bodily harm, saying he had gone only to confront Mr Allerton, but had seen "red mist" and picked up the piece of wood.
com), we found that doctors who more quickly and effectively confront performance problems with peers experience improved quality of work life.
These articles make evident that men have to confront social and cultural issues regarding their bodies with which they have not had to previously contend.
it could be observed that Rumkowski's leadership, which was transactional and nonlegitimate, attempted to confront a situation of genocide, but genocide is a moral failure also of bystanding individuals, communities and nations, to react towards its prevention (Staub, 1989).
Confront this behavior the first time with a brief reminder of the rules and what you expect of them.
Called to adapt the Church's outreach to the modern world in order to better confront it, the Church herself was now said to be in need of drastic "reform" and asked to change her teaching in order to accommodate "the world.
Rygiel is aware of, but does not directly confront, the issue of whether a single stratification system existed among native and foreign-born populations, an assumption vital to evaluating how migrants and their contemporaries regarded their fate.
ENI)--Former South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has commended Kenya's attempt to confront its "painful" past through a truth commission, following the ousting of a decades-long government in elections last December.
That is because he will assume he has only one opportunity to develop the information he needs to resolve whether to confront the suspect.
Even if we confront it in order to refuse it, we must still understand its origins in the entanglement of power and helplessness, mutuality and dependency, solace and anguish, in all our ordinary relations.
However, a deeper understanding at the cultural and institutional levels is necessary in order to effectively confront the powerful and subtle forms of racism that exist today.
While Land is far from the first to confront both these issues and this material, his is a comprehensive and wide-ranging survey.
Especially vexing for the employer is the question of when, whether, and how to confront a suspected abuser.
If I am not prepared to confront those things that work against peace, then I am not a peacemaker but a cocoon-builder.