Synonyms of 'face up to'
acceptDictionary, deal with, tackleYou must face the truth that the relationship has ended.
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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.
If you confront a difficult situation or issue, you accept the fact that it exists and try to deal with it.
We are learning how to confront death.
Thesaurus for face up to from the Collins English Thesaurus
to accept (an unpleasant fact, reality , etc)