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Synonyms for countenance
ˈkaʊn tn ənscoun·te·nance

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Wiktionary

  1. countenanceverb

    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. countenanceverb

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

    Antonyms:
    oppose, confront, discourage, discountenance, browbeat

  2. countenancenoun

    Synonyms:
    aid, abet, encourage, support

    Antonyms:
    discountenance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. countenance, visagenoun

    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, imprimaturnoun

    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, mugverb

    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, countenanceverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. countenancenoun

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

  2. countenancenoun

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

  3. countenanceverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. countenancenoun

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

  2. countenanceverb

    Synonyms:
    encourage, favor, approve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "countenance":

    tolerate, accept

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How to use countenance in a sentence?

  1. Timothy Head:

    They speak with a tremendous amount of conviction and resolve, and I think that Jeb's style, his personality and personal countenance is more contemplative and analytic.

  2. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

  3. 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.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.

  5. Thomas Fuller:

    A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.


Translations for countenance

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  • ملامحArabic
  • подкрепям, насърчавам, изражение на лицетоBulgarian
  • podporovat, výrazCzech
  • ansigt, støtte, tolerere, billige, mineDanish
  • billigen, dulden, Antlitz, GesichtsausdruckGerman
  • ενθαρρύνω, παρουσιαστικό, όψη, υποστηρίζω, φυσιογνωμία, μορφήGreek
  • apoyar, tolerar, semblante, expresión, permitir, apariencia, rostroSpanish
  • قیافهPersian
  • sallia, ilme, kasvonpiirteetFinnish
  • visageFrench
  • aogasScottish Gaelic
  • मुखाकृतिHindi
  • դեմք, աջակցել, սատարել, համակրել, դեմքի արտահայտություն, քաջալերելArmenian
  • wajahIndonesian
  • andlit, láta viðgangastIcelandic
  • apparenza, sembianza, espressioneItalian
  • פניםHebrew
  • dulden, gelaatsuitdrukking, gedogen, verschijningDutch
  • wyraz twarzy, oblicze, minaPolish
  • aparência, semblantePortuguese
  • выражение лицаRussian
  • 面容Chinese

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