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English definition of “smile”


verb     /smaɪl/
B1 [I or T] to make a happy or friendly expression in which the corners of your mouth curve up: He smiled and shook my hand. When he smiled at me I knew everything was all right. Esme's so cheerful - she's always smiling. I couldn't help smiling when I thought of how pleased she was going to be. He smiled politely as Mary apologized for her drunken friends. He smiled to himself as he thought about his new girlfriend. He smiled the smile of a man who knew victory was within reach.Laughing and smiling [T] to express or say something with a smile: He smiled his congratulations and left without another word. "Don't you worry about a thing. Everything's going to be just fine," smiled Robin reassuringly.Laughing and smiling
(Definition of smile verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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