Translation of confront in Spanish:


afrontar, v.

Pronunciation /kənˈfrənt//kənˈfrʌnt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (come face to face with)
    (problem/danger) afrontar
    (problem/danger) enfrentar
    (danger/problem) hacer frente a
    these hazards confront the miners every day los mineros hacen frente a / enfrentan / afrontan diariamente estos peligros
    • police were confronted by a group of demonstrators la policía se vio enfrentada a un grupo de manifestantes
    • the sight which confronted us on arrival el espectáculo con el que nos encontramos al llegar
    • Two men confronted a motorist before assaulting his passenger in a road rage attack.
    • She had barely escaped disinheritance but that didn't stop her from confronting her father or taunting him about her lifestyle.
    • On the other side of the coin, we are getting more teachers who are now having to confront hostile parents, and they are able to exercise some of their own rights.
    • At the end of the film he learns to confront his mother, defy his family and find his own gay way.
    • She confronts him and their argument leads to a seemingly final split.
    • Two teenagers from Chelmsford have been praised for their bravery after confronting a man who attacked his woman partner.
    • It is significant that all of the films are sympathetic to refugees and immigrants, who arrive in an alien country, often with no money, to confront hostile officials and racist slurs.
    • Normally, colleagues will resist confronting you - or will come off as petty and jealous by sharing their concerns.
    • Instead of spreading out and confronting their neighbors in hostile face-offs, foraging sanderlings bunched together in tight little flocks.
    • There are American flags everywhere in the grounds, and at the main gates you're confronted by six policemen in what looks like full riot gear, standing to attention.
    • The model is a security guard in a shopping centre, or a policeman confronting a criminal.
    • According to the police report, he confronted him after the guard detained his stepdaughter.
    • It helped her defuse a life-threatening situation in the Himalayas, when she and her friends were confronted by knife-carrying attackers.
    • The situation soon turned violent, and cadets were forced to confront the hostile crowd.
    • When he recovered he confronted me in a threatening manner, before leaving in a barrage of shouted obscenities.
    • Unlike their aikido counterparts, judoka, although engaged in a sport, regularly confront opponents who resist in practice and competition.
    • Two other policemen were also less seriously injured when they confronted the man in a corridor in the station.
    • The next time they see a Garda approaching they will probably confront that officer and question his/her right to stop them on the street.
  • 2

    (face up to)
    (fear/crisis/enemy) hacer frente a
    (enemy/fear/crisis) enfrentarse a
    I decided to confront him on the matter decidí plantearle la cuestión cara a cara
    • to confront sb with sth/sb
    • I intend to confront him with it tomorrow pienso encararme con él mañana y decírselo
    • the reader is confronted with a mass of statistics el lector se ve enfrentado a una gran cantidad de estadísticas
    • to confront the attacker with his victim carear al atacante y su víctima
    • And, sadly, few First Amendment activists have really seriously confronted the problems with it.
    • Beyond the infinite number of troubles caused by getting away with pure talk, the contemporary politicians also will not confront the real problems.
    • The discrimination exists across all of society and, according to this research, has infiltrated into the agencies charged with confronting the problem.
    • If we're serious about confronting our problems, a good starting point could be to use our time here at SFU to critically examine how and why we ended up here and what can be done differently in the future.
    • Seemingly, as the year progressed, African leaders took heed and confronted the problem, taking steps to end the cycle of violence in some countries.
    • The confrontation will eventually come, and then it will be much worse than if we had confronted the problem in the first place when it could have been avoided.
    • They no longer have any sense of working class solidarity, whereby communities would work together to confront common problems (such as the Depression).
    • Experts explained that Japan confronted the same problem during its period of rapid economic growth, with many husbands too worn out at work to satisfy their wives.
    • Despite the looming calamity, no one has confronted the core problem.
    • Uganda has confronted the AIDS problem with one of the most successful information campaigns on the Continent.
    • I believe it's the President's job to confront problems, not to pass them on to future Presidents and future generations.
    • Women from Africa, Asia and Latin America have employed different approaches to confront these problems.
    • They therefore decided to confront the problem by mounting a charm offensive.
    • For those who claim to possess moral and spiritual values in reserves greater than their counterparts, why not come forward and confront the problem in an open and transparent manner?
    • But really that avoids rather than confronts the problem.
    • This document confronts the problem of the excessive concentration of land in large properties and the excessive pulverisation of little enterprises, often at the margins of the market.
    • I would confront my problems and deal with them.
    • To them, the problem was confronted and dealt with.
    • While the demise of some new economy cheerleaders sent America into shock, the feeling now is that it benefited from being forced to confront its problems, a move that helped speed up the recovery.
    • On the contrary, he was interested in their welfare and urged them to confront problems which were likely to crop up once the association began functioning.