Synonyms of 'face up to'
acceptDictionary, deal with, tackle
You must face the truth that the relationship has ended.
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Everyone told me I should accept the job.
If you acknowledge a fact or a situation, you accept or admit that it is true or that it exists.
He acknowledged that he was a drug addict.
Thesaurus for face up to from the Collins English Thesaurus
to accept (an unpleasant fact, reality , etc)