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Definition of countenance verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    countenance something countenance (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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