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countenance(
kaun
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duh
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nuhns
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(facial expression)
a. el semblante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The sadness in her countenance belied her cheerful words.La tristeza de su semblante contradecía sus palabras alegres.
b. el rostro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
June's dark countenance could not mean anything good.El rostro sombrío de June no podía significar nada bueno.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(approval)
a. el consentimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The president stated that he will not lend any countenance to undemocratic initiatives.El presidente señaló que no dará consentimiento alguno a iniciativas antidemocráticas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to allow)
a. consentir
We will not countenance expressions of racism at this institution.No consentiremos expresiones de racismo en esta institución.
b. permitir
As a democratic country, we cannot countenance the suppression of basic freedoms.Como una nación democrática, no podemos permitir la supresión de las libertades básicas.
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countenance
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (face)
a. el semblante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (support)
a.
to give countenance to somethingdar respaldo a algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. respaldar
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countenance [ˈkaʊntɪnəns]
noun
1 (face) semblante (m); rostro (m)
to keep one's countenance contener la risa; no perder la serenidad; to lose countenance desconcertarse; to be out of countenance estar desconcertado; to put sb out of countenance desconcertar a algn
2 (no pl) (approval) consentimiento (m)
to give or lend countenance to [+news] acreditar
transitive verb
(permit)
to countenance sth consentir or permitir algo; to countenance sb doing sth permitir a algn que haga algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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