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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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