Definition of countenance verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    countenance

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkaʊntənəns//
     
    countenance somethingcountenance (somebody) doing something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they countenance
     
    he / she / it countenances
     
    past simple countenanced
     
    -ing form countenancing
     
     
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  1. 1to support something or agree to something happening synonym consent to
  2. 2 The committee refused to countenance his proposals.
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