Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb face

9 senses of face

Sense 1
confront, face up, face -- (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes")
       => set about, go about, approach -- (begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project")

Sense 2
confront, face -- (oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other")
       => meet, encounter, play, take on -- (contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary")
          Phrasal Verb-> face off#1

Sense 3
front, look, face -- (be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 4
face -- (be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 5
face -- (turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 6
confront, face, present -- (present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us")

Sense 7
face -- (turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card")
       => disclose, expose -- (disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set")

Sense 8
face -- (line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket")
       => line -- (cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney")

Sense 9
face -- (cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Antonyms of adj faced

1 sense of faced

Sense 1
faced (vs. faceless) -- (having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination; "a neatly faced terrace")

faceless (vs. faced) -- (without a face or identity; "a faceless apparition"; "the faceless accusers of the police state")
        => anonymous -- (not known or lacking marked individuality; "brown anonymous houses"; "anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service")

Similarity of adj faced

1 sense of faced

Sense 1
faced (vs. faceless) -- (having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination; "a neatly faced terrace")
       => baby-faced -- (having a youthful-looking face)
       => bald-faced -- ((of animals) having white markings on the face)
       => featured -- (having facial features as specified; usually used in combination; "a grim-featured man")
       => Janus-faced, two-faced -- (having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past; "Janus the two-faced god")
       => long-faced -- (having a face longer than the usual)
       => moon-faced, round-faced -- (having a round face)
       => pale-faced -- (having a pale face)
       => pug-faced -- (having the flat wrinkled face of a pug dog)
       => sad-faced -- (having a face with a sad expression; "the sad-faced clown")
       => sweet-faced -- (having a pleasing face or one showing a sweet disposition; "a sweet-faced child")
       => visaged -- (having a face or visage as specified; "gloomy-visaged funeral directors")

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