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English definition of “countenance”

countenance

noun [C/U]  /ˈkɑʊn·tən·əns/ us  

countenance noun [C/U] (FACE)

literature the appearance or expression of someone’s face: [C] Her countenance masked her feelings.

countenance

verb [T]  /ˈkɑʊn·tən·əns/ us  

countenance verb [T] (APPROVE OF)

to find an activity acceptable; to approve of or give support to something: This school will not countenance lateness.
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