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countenance

 
Noun countenance has 3 senses
  1. 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:
     expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face; poker face
  2. 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:
     O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh; visa; nihil obstat
    Derived form: verb countenance1
  3. 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
  1. 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
    Derived form: noun countenance2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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