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English definition of “countenance”

countenance

noun [U] (APPROVAL)    /ˈkaʊn.tə.nəns/ US  /-t̬ən.əns/ formal
approval : We will not give/ lend countenance to any kind of terrorism .Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
(Definition of countenance noun (APPROVAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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