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synonyms for countenanced

  • abet
  • condone
  • stand for
  • accept
  • advocate
  • aid
  • applaud
  • approbate
  • back
  • champion
  • commend
  • confirm
  • cope
  • encourage
  • endorse
  • favor
  • handle
  • help
  • invite
  • okay
  • sanction
  • swallow
  • uphold
  • bear with
  • get behind
  • give green light
  • give stamp of approval
  • give the nod
  • go along with
  • go for
  • grin and bear it
  • hold with
  • live with
  • nod at
  • put John Hancock on
  • put up with
  • sign off on
  • sit still for
  • smile on
  • stomach something
  • thumbs up

antonyms for countenanced

MOST RELEVANT
  • block
  • censure
  • criticize
  • deny
  • disagree
  • disapprove
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • injure
  • obstruct
  • oppose
  • protest
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • veto
  • fight
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How to use countenanced in a sentence

Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this.
FOX NEWS CUTS AWAY FROM KAYLEIGH MCENANY NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER SHE ALLEGES VOTE FRAUD WITH NO EVIDENCEELAHE IZADI, SARAH ELLISONNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The latter are countenanced by no class of vows lawfully made, either in Old Testament times or in a later period.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
The use of grout is, therefore, a sign of inefficient workmanship, and should not be countenanced in good work.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
These man-hunts were not prevented, though perhaps not openly countenanced, by the Roman governors.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
The fitful evasiveness of her manner when the subject was under discussion countenanced the idea.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
This should be conclusive that Virginia republicanism in no way countenanced nullification.
NULLIFICATION, SECESSION WEBSTER'S ARGUMENT AND THE KENTUCKY AND VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONSCALEB WILLIAM LORING
If I had known these Christmas parties countenanced such impoliteness, I would have stayed at home.
A BUDGET OF CHRISTMAS TALES BY CHARLES DICKENS AND OTHERSVARIOUS
D'Alembert was told that if he countenanced the new idol, he must bid farewell to his former patroness.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
It was only when faced by the problem of a national uprising that he countenanced anything bordering upon capital punishment.
THE INVASIONWILLIAM LE QUEUX
And yet the practice was very common, and was countenanced by the highest in rank in the kingdom.
TRADITIONS, SUPERSTITIONS AND FOLK-LORECHARLES HARDWICK
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