Meaning of “countenance” in the English Dictionary

"countenance" in British English

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(Definition of “countenance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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countenancenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɑʊn·tən·əns/

countenance noun [ C/U ] (FACE)

literature the appearance or expression of someone’s face:

[ C ] Her countenance masked her feelings.

countenanceverb [ T ]

us /ˈkɑʊn·tən·əns/

countenance verb [ T ] (APPROVE OF)

to find an activity acceptable; to approve of or give support to something:

This school will not countenance lateness.

(Definition of “countenance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)