HyperDic: countenance

English > 4 senses of the word countenance:
NOUNattributecountenance, visagethe appearance conveyed by a person's face
communicationcountenance, sanction, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimaturformal and explicit approval
bodycountenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mugthe human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face' and 'phiz' is British)
VERBcommunicationcountenance, permit, allow, letconsent to, give permission
countenance > pronunciation
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > countenance: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe appearance conveyed by a person's face.
Example"a pleasant countenance"
Narrowerexpression, look, aspect, facial expression, faceThe feelings expressed on a person's face
poker faceA face without any interpretable expression (as that of a good poker player)
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishapariencia, expresión, rostro, semblante
Catalanrostre, semblant
English > countenance: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningformal and explicit approval.
Synonymssanction, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur
NarrowerO.K., OK, okay, okey, okehAn endorsement
nihil obstatThe phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church
visaAn endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
Broaderapproval, commendationA message expressing a favorable opinion
Spanishaprobación, autorización, consentimiento, garantía, imprimatur, imprimátur, refrendación, sanción
Catalanautorització, consentiment, imprimatur
Verbscountenanceconsent to, give permission
English > countenance: 4 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningThe human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face' and 'phiz' is British).
Synonymsphysiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug
Part ofhuman headThe head of a human being
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Narrowerpudding face, pudding-faceA large fat human face
Broaderface, human faceThe front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishfaz, fisiognomía, fisionomía, fisonomía, rostro, semblante
Catalancara, fesomia, fisonomia, rostre, semblant
English > countenance: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningconsent to, give permission.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymspermit, allow, let
Narroweradmit, let in, includeAllow participation in or the right to be part of
admit, allow in, let in, intromitAllow to enter
allow, permit, tolerateAllow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
authorize, authorise, pass, cleargrant authorization or clearance for
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
furloughgrant a leave to
giveAllow to have or take
legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatisemake legal
privilege, favor, favourbestow a privilege upon
trustAllow without fear
Broaderaccept, consent, go forGive an affirmative reply to
Oppositeforbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixcommand against
Similar toallow, grantLet have
Spanishaprobar, consentir, dar permiso, dejar, permitir, sancionar
Catalanconsentir, deixar, permetre
Nounscountenanceformal and explicit approval

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