the appearance conveyed by a person's face
"a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)
formal and explicit approval
"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
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
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)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use countenance in a sentence?
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.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
The court today holds enforceable these arm-twisted, take-it-or-leave-it contracts — including the provisions requiring employees to litigate wages and hours claims only one-by-one. Federal labor law does not countenance such isolation of employees.
There is no place in American life for discriminatory rhetoric of any kind, at a time when hate crimes are on the rise, when religious believers are murdered in their places of worship, we cannot countenance any speech that dehumanizes persons on the basis of ethnicity, religious belief, economic status or country of origin.
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.
Translations for countenance
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- 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
- kasvonpiirteet, ilme, salliaFinnish
- aogasScottish Gaelic
- սատարել, քաջալերել, դեմքի արտահայտություն, համակրել, դեմք, աջակցելArmenian
- andlit, láta viðgangastIcelandic
- apparenza, espressione, sembianzaItalian
- gelaatsuitdrukking, verschijning, dulden, gedogenDutch
- wyraz twarzy, mina, obliczePolish
- aparência, semblantePortuguese
- выражение лицаRussian
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