To meet face-to-face, especially defiantly
To come up against
You need to confront what is before you.
Not many willingly confront him, especially when he's in one of his moods.
He didn't confront her, but he startled her.
Damian stopped, guilty yet too raw to confront her.
Casuistry came to the aid of average human nature - that is to say, pupils began to confront the master with hard cases taken from daily life.