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Definition of 'countenance'

Noun

  1. the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
       Synonyms: visage
  2. formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
       Synonyms: sanction endorsement indorsement warrant imprimatur
  3. the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
       Synonyms: physiognomy phiz visage kisser smiler mug

Verb

  1. 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"
       Synonyms: permit allow let
       Antonyms: forbid prohibit interdict proscribe veto disallow forbid prohibit interdict proscribe veto disallow


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