to confront, to face

(むく) To turn towards something. Only used literally, not used figuratively to mean ‘confront a problem.’
(むきあう) To confront the issues. To face an opponent. To face reality.
する(めんする) A thing faces another thing. Only used with geography:“The house faces the ocean.”
(たいこう) Oncoming (almost always used with traffic)
(のぞむ) The dictionary says it means “to face”, like “You’ll face sanctions if you keep trying to build atomic weapons.”, But usually it has the nuance of “Stand strong and resolute even in the face of something scary”. Like, “He must face terrorism without flinching.”