countenancer
noun see countenance II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Countenancer — Coun te*nan*cer ( nan s?r), n. One who countenances, favors, or supports. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countenancer — index advocate (espouser) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • countenancer — See countenance. * * * …   Universalium

  • countenancer — coun·te·nanc·er …   English syllables

  • countenancer — sə(r) noun ( s) : one that countenances : encourager …   Useful english dictionary

  • countenance — countenancer, n. /kown tn euhns/, n., v., countenanced, countenancing. n. 1. appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face: a sad countenance. 2. the face; visage. 3. calm facial expression; composure. 4. approval or favor; encouragement;… …   Universalium

  • countenance — I. noun Etymology: Middle English contenance, from Anglo French cuntenance, contenance, from Medieval Latin continentia, from Latin, restraint, from continent , continens, present participle of continēre to hold together more at contain Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • advocate — ad·vo·cate 1 / ad və kət, ˌkāt/ n [Latin advocatus adviser to a party in a lawsuit, counselor, from past participle of advocare to summon, employ as counsel, from ad to + vocare to call] 1: a person (as a lawyer) who works and argues in support… …   Law dictionary

  • advocate — I. v. a. Defend, support, vindicate, justify, countenance, uphold, maintain, favor, plead in favor of, stand up for, promote, propagate. II. n. 1. Counsellor, counsel, barrister, lawyer, attorney, solicitor, attorney at law, limb of the law. 2.… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • advocate — v 1. speak for, plead for, argue for, speak in favor of, speak well or highly or warmly of, have or put in a good word for; support, back, second, maintain, sustain, uphold; champion, defend, patronize, espouse, favor, countenance; subscribe to,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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