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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·te·nance v. t. [imp. & p. p. Countenanced p. pr. & vb. n. Countenancing.]
 1. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
    This conceit, though countenanced by learned men, is not made out either by experience or reason.   --Sir T. Browne.
    Error supports custom, custom countenances error.   --Milton.
 2. To make a show of; to pretend. [Obs.]
    Which to these ladies love did countenance.   --Spenser.