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Noun: countenance  kawn-tu-nun(t)s or kawnt-nun(t)s
  1. The appearance conveyed by a person's face
    "a pleasant countenance";
    - visage
  2. Formal and explicit approval
    - sanction, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur
  3. The human face
    - physiognomy, phiz [Brit, informal], visage, kisser [informal], smiler [informal], mug [informal], phizog [Brit, informal], fizzog [Brit, informal], pan [US, informal]
Verb: countenance  kawn-tu-nun(t)s or kawnt-nun(t)s
  1. Consent to, give permission; permit
    "She countenanced her son to visit her estranged husband";
    - permit, allow, let

Derived forms: countenanced, countenances, countenancing

Type of: accept, appearance, approval, commendation, consent, face, go for, human face, visual aspect

Part of: human head

Encyclopedia: Countenance