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1countenance/ˈkaʊntn̩əns/noun
pluralcountenances
1countenance
/ˈkaʊntn̩əns/
noun
pluralcountenances
Learner's definition of COUNTENANCE  
[count]formal + literary
: the appearance of a person's face : a person's expression
2countenance/ˈkaʊntn̩əns/verb
countenancescountenancedcountenancing
2countenance
/ˈkaʊntn̩əns/
verb
countenancescountenancedcountenancing
Learner's definition of COUNTENANCE  
[+ object]formal
: to accept, support, or approve of (something)
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