1. We will never countenance violence, however serious the threat against us. 不管威胁多么严峻，我们永远不会容忍暴力。
2. They would not countenance our suggestion. 他们不会批准我们的建议。
3. Few people gave countenance to some of the greatest inventions or discoveries. 有些最伟大的发明和发现最初是很少有人支持的。
1. the appearance conveyed by a person's face
2. formal and explicit approval
3. the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British) v.
1. consent to, give permission