Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun countenance

3 senses of countenance

Sense 1
countenance, visage -- (the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Sense 2
sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur -- (formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement")
       => approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")

Sense 3
countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug -- (the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British))
       => face, human face -- (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb countenance

1 sense of countenance

Sense 1
permit, allow, let, countenance -- (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")
       => accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")

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