1. countenance, visage, appearance, visual aspect

usage: the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"

2. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, approval, commendation

usage: formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

3. countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug, face, human face

usage: the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)


1. permit, allow, let, countenance, accept, consent, go for

usage: consent to, 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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