Countenancing
Countenance Coun"te*nance (koun"t?-nans), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countenanced} (-nanst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countenancing}.] 1. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet. [1913 Webster]

This conceit, though countenanced by learned men, is not made out either by experience or reason. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

Error supports custom, custom countenances error. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a show of; to pretend. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Which to these ladies love did countenance. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Countenance — Coun te*nance (koun t? nans), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countenanced} ( nanst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countenancing}.] 1. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet. [1913 Webster] This conceit, though countenanced by learned men, is not made out… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Countenanced — Countenance Coun te*nance (koun t? nans), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countenanced} ( nanst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countenancing}.] 1. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet. [1913 Webster] This conceit, though countenanced by learned men, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In favor of — favor fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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