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Noun countenance has 3 senses
- countenance, visage - the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
--1 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
--1 has particulars:
- sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
--2 is a kind of approval, commendation
--2 has particulars:
- countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug - the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
--3 is a kind of face, human face
--3 is a part of human head
--3 has particulars: pudding face, pudding-face
Verb countenance has 1 sense
- permit, allow, let, countenance - 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"
--1 is one way to accept, consent, go for
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