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Synonyms for countenanceˈkaʊn tn əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. countenance, visage(noun)

    the appearance conveyed by a person's face

    Synonyms:
    countenance, imprimatur, kisser, mug, endorsement, indorsement, phiz, sanction, physiognomy, smiler, warrant, visage

  2. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)

    formal and explicit approval

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, second, stock warrant, kisser, phiz, secondment, warranty, authorization, physiognomy, sanction, warrant, mug, indorsement, blurb, countenance, guarantee, stock-purchase warrant, imprimatur, warrantee, smiler, visage, authority, authorisation

  3. 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)

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, kisser, osculator, phiz, physiognomy, fall guy, mark, sanction, warrant, mug, mugful, indorsement, sucker, soft touch, patsy, countenance, imprimatur, fool, smiler, visage, gull, chump

  4. permit, allow, let, countenance(verb)

    consent to, give permission

    Synonyms:
    rent, admit, have, grant, set aside, appropriate, let, give up, reserve, tolerate, countenance, permit, provide, get, leave, allow, take into account, lease, allow for, earmark

Wiktionary

  1. countenance(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. countenance(n.)

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

  2. countenance(n.)

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

  3. countenance(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

tolerate, accept


Translations for countenance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ملامحArabic
  • 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
  • قیافهPersian
  • kasvonpiirteet, ilme, salliaFinnish
  • visageFrench
  • aogasScottish Gaelic
  • սատարել, քաջալերել, դեմքի արտահայտություն, համակրել, դեմք, աջակցելArmenian
  • wajahIndonesian
  • andlit, láta viðgangastIcelandic
  • apparenza, espressione, sembianzaItalian
  • gelaatsuitdrukking, verschijning, dulden, gedogenDutch
  • wyraz twarzy, mina, obliczePolish
  • aparência, semblantePortuguese
  • выражение лицаRussian
  • 面容Chinese

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