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Synonyms for countenance
ˈkaʊn tn əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. countenance, visage(noun)

    the appearance conveyed by a person's face

    "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"

    Synonyms:
    imprimatur, kisser, mug, endorsement, indorsement, phiz, sanction, physiognomy, smiler, warrant, visage

  2. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)

    formal and explicit approval

    "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, second, stock warrant, kisser, phiz, secondment, warranty, authorization, physiognomy, sanction, warrant, mug, indorsement, blurb, guarantee, stock-purchase warrant, imprimatur, warrantee, smiler, visage, authority, authorisation

  3. countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug(verb)

    the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, kisser, osculator, phiz, physiognomy, fall guy, mark, sanction, warrant, mug, mugful, indorsement, sucker, soft touch, patsy, imprimatur, fool, smiler, visage, gull, chump

  4. permit, allow, let, countenance(verb)

    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:
    rent, admit, have, grant, set aside, appropriate, let, give up, reserve, tolerate, permit, provide, get, leave, allow, take into account, lease, allow for, earmark

Wiktionary

  1. countenance(verb)

    Synonyms:
    approve, support, tolerate, sanction

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. countenance

    Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.

    Synonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

    Antonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. countenance(v)

    Synonyms:
    help, aid, abet, favor, sanction, patronize, support, encourage

    Antonyms:
    oppose, confront, discourage, discountenance, browbeat

  2. countenance(n)

    Synonyms:
    aid, abet, encourage, support

    Antonyms:
    discountenance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. countenance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    aspect, look, mien, expression of the face

  2. countenance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    favor, encouragement, patronage, support, aid, assistance, sanction, approbation, approval

  3. countenance(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    approve, sanction, support, aid, abet, assist, favor, encourage, patronize, befriend, stand by, side with, take the side of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. countenance(n)

    Synonyms:
    face, visage, features, support, goodwill, encouragement

  2. countenance(v)

    Synonyms:
    encourage, favor, approve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tolerate, accept

How to pronounce countenance?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say countenance in sign language?

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How to use countenance in a sentence?

  1. Psalm 42, Book II, Holy Bible:

    Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

  2. Livy:

    Assume in adversity a countenance of prosperity, and in prosperity moderate thy temper.

  3. Aristotle:

    The ridiculous is produced by any defect that is unattended by pain, or fatal consequences; thus, an ugly and deformed countenance does not fail to cause laughter, if it is not occasioned by pain.

  4. Dax Ward:

    Mighty are the winds of time, which sweep away the despair of a broken heart, which blow back the essence of life, which refresh the soul with yet another sweet countenance.

  5. James Allen, "As A Man Thinketh":

    As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.


Translations for countenance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ملامحArabic
  • насърчавам, изражение на лицето, подкрепямBulgarian
  • podporovat, výrazCzech
  • ansigt, billige, mine, støtte, tolerereDanish
  • billigen, dulden, Antlitz, GesichtsausdruckGerman
  • ενθαρρύνω, φυσιογνωμία, παρουσιαστικό, υποστηρίζω, μορφή, όψηGreek
  • permitir, rostro, apariencia, tolerar, expresión, semblante, apoyarSpanish
  • قیافهPersian
  • kasvonpiirteet, ilme, salliaFinnish
  • visageFrench
  • aogasScottish Gaelic
  • मुखाकृतिHindi
  • սատարել, քաջալերել, դեմքի արտահայտություն, համակրել, դեմք, աջակցելArmenian
  • wajahIndonesian
  • andlit, láta viðgangastIcelandic
  • apparenza, espressione, sembianzaItalian
  • פניםHebrew
  • gelaatsuitdrukking, verschijning, dulden, gedogenDutch
  • wyraz twarzy, mina, obliczePolish
  • aparência, semblantePortuguese
  • выражение лицаRussian
  • 面容Chinese

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