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face the fact(s)

This page is about the collocation face the fact(s)

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to accept that something is real or true, esp. if it's difficult to accept

For example

  • She had to face the fact that she wasn't young any more.

  • We have to stop pretending we're winning the war and face the facts.

Quick Quiz

If you've faced the facts, you've

a. done some research

b. opposed the facts

c. accepted the truth

Contributor: Matt Errey