In lang=en terms the difference between discuss and confront
is that discuss
is to converse or debate concerning a particular topic while confront
is to put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.
As verbs the difference between discuss and confront
is that discuss
is (obsolete|transitive) to drive away, disperse, shake off; said especially of tumors while confront
is to stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge.
(obsolete) To drive away, disperse, shake off; said especially of tumors.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.i:
- For she was giuen all to fleshly lust, / And poured forth in sensuall delight, / That all regard of shame she had discust , / And meet respect of honour put to flight
* Sir H. Wotton
- a pomade of virtue to discuss pimples
To converse or debate concerning a particular topic.
- Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new affection.
- Let's sit down and discuss this rationally.
(obsolete) To communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc.).
* , Merry Wives of Windsor , act 1, sc. 3:
- I don't wish to discuss this further. Let's talk about something else.
* , Henry V , act 4, sc. 1:
- Nym : I will discuss the humour of this love to Page.
To break to pieces; to shatter.
To deal with, in eating or drinking.
* Sir S. Baker
- Pistol : Discuss unto me; art thou officer? Or art thou base, common and popular?
To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.
- We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that we had brought with us.
* (converse about a topic) betalk, debate, talk about
* discuss to death
* discuss Uganda
To stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge.
To deal with.
To something bring face to face with.
To come up against; to encounter.
To engage in confrontation.
To set a thing side by side with; to compare.
To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.
- We should confront him about the missing money.