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confront (someone) with (something)

To approach someone 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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It was necessary that they be constantly on the alert since they never knew what might confront them at the next turn of the winding jungle trail or what might lie concealed in the tangled bushes at either side.
Only thus may we carry the truth to those without, and though the likelihood of our narrative being given credence is, I grant you, remote, so wedded are mortals to their stupid infatuation for impossible superstitions, we should be craven cowards indeed were we to shirk the plain duty which confronts us.
They stressed that it is necessary to confront Israel until all rights are fully restored and that Israel will not emerge victorious from this face-off," the statement said.
Shaikh Abdullah noted that such acts highlight the importance of all countries and nations standing together to join their efforts to confront such actions and to eradicate them.
The ministries of Endowment and Culture agreed on Monday a joint cooperation protocol to confront extremism and consolidate "belonging to the country".
Minister al-Zoubi stressed that no one can change the national borders of the Syrian state as it is the duty and the right of the Syrian government to confront any attempt to infringe on its national sovereignty.
After Anna tells Izzy that Phelan tried to force himself onto her, Izzy then spills the beans to Gary, who goes to confront him.
I'm afraid to confront him again as it might ruin things.
Minister Davutoglu said those who recommended that Turkey should confront with its history should first of all look at themselves.
The forum discussed Saudi efforts to confront Human Trafficking, including
23 -- A campaign has been launched by the Yemeni government to win over Yemeni hearts and minds, in a battle to confront extremist ideology and favour Islam's moderation.
Washington, July 29 (ANI): People confront someone making a prejudiced remark only if they think that others' personalities can change, according to researchers at Stanford University.
However, Workforce, who broke the track record at Epsom, will probably get a pace that suits him at Ascot as stablemate Confront was declared alongside him as a pacemaker yesterday.
And now, I have a huge crush on this guy, but I don't know how to confront him.
People won't confront yobs if there is a chance they will be attacked by them.