Synonyms of 'countenance'
the face or facial expression(literary) He met each inquiry with an impassive countenance.
He was walking around with a sad face.
He sat there with a sad expression on his face.
They've opted for a rustic look in the kitchen.
He had the appearance of a college student.
The snowy tree assumed a lifeless aspect.
his mild manner and aristocratic mien
his thick black hair and bony Irish physiognomy
Those who remained could hope for no countenance or advancement.
They are prepared to resort to violence in support of their views.
He's been operating the shop with the assistance of volunteers.
He said the president had the full backing of his government.
He was forced to turn to his former enemy for aid.
She wanted to win the favour of the voters.
The king could not enact laws without the sanction of parliament.
The proposed modifications met with widespread approval.
This is a powerful endorsement of his style of governing.
I kept my countenance and remained self-possessed.
Stopping briefly to regain her composure, she described her ordeal.
cool (slang), ,
She kept her cool and managed to get herself out of the situation.
It took a moment for Mark to recover his poise.
They praised him for his coolness under pressure.
The cast executed the production with professional aplomb.
She faced her ordeal with admirable calmness.
He faced his defeat with equanimity.
They had confidence and self-assurance.
He behaves throughout with a certain sang-froid.
She found her customary self-possession had deserted her.
to support or tolerateThe planners will not countenance any changes to the exterior of the barn.
I will not tolerate breaches of the code of conduct.
He may seem ready to sanction the use of force.
endorse, , ,
I can endorse this statement wholeheartedly.
Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
MPs approved the bill by a majority of 97.
I simply can't endure another moment of her company.
The army will brook no weakening of its power.
hack (slang), ,
I can't hack all the violence
He is backed by the civic movement.
If you're not willing to help me, I'll find somebody who will.
a software system to aid managers in decision-making
He passionately championed the poor.
I can commend it to you as a sensible course of action.
We shall strike hard at terrorists and those who abet them.
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in the sense of abet
to help or encourage in wrongdoingWe shall strike hard at terrorists and those who abet them.
in the sense of aid
money, equipment, or services provided for people in needHe was forced to turn to his former enemy for aid.
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