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countenance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word countenance

(noun) the appearance conveyed by a person's face
Synonyms : visage
Example Sentence
  • a pleasant countenance
  • a stern visage

(noun) formal and explicit approval
Example Sentence
  • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

(noun) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
Synonyms : kisser , mug , phiz , physiognomy , smiler , visage

(verb) consent to, give permission
Synonyms : allow , let , permit
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for countenance

(count+ten) A ten year old kid is learning how to count upto 10 and his dad's countenance gave kid a lot of encouragement
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by kingkoti

as a noun ....COUNT the no. of TENANts FACE yu can see
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by imajeeth

Countenance : Count to ten --- small boy was counting form 1 to ten.he got tired. His dad ALLOWED him 2 go to play which changed d appearance of the son's face into a smiley face
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by balajicoolstar

Count the issues we must take a stance for & approve of or tolerate. ALSO count the faces of depair seen in their expressions.
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by Marise

1. Count down to the end of patience. 2. Count the number of tenants.
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by subhasish

countenance = count ten & hence see your angry will decrease.
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by shaktipada

COUNT the money given my TENANT and then APPROVE for staying
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by l.k.sandra

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