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Countenance

Definition

[n] the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
[n] the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face'; `phiz' is British)
[n] formal and explicit approval
[v] give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

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