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  Definition of countenance
  1. the appearance conveyed by a person''s face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
  2. the human face (`kisser'' and `smiler'' and `mug'' are informal terms for `face'' and `phiz'' is British)
  3. formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union''s endorsement"
  4. consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won''t let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
Similar Words: visage, physiognomy, phiz, kisser, smiler, mug, sanction, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, permit, allow, let

 

Hyponyms: expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face, poker face, pudding face, pudding-face, O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh, visa, nihil obstat, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, furlough, give, allow, permit, authorize, authorise, pass, clear, admit, let in, include, privilege, favor, favour, legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise, trust, allow in, intromit

 

Grouped Verbs: allow, grant

 

Part Meronyms: human head

 

Derivational Morphology: smile, certify, endorse, indorse, permit, allow, let, sanction, approve, O.K., okay, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, license, permission, licence

 

 
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