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English verb: discountenance

1. discountenance (emotion) look with disfavor on

SamplesThe republic soon discountenanced its few friends.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)shame

2. discountenance (cognition) show disapproval by discouraging

SamplesAny measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disapprove

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