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smile - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'smile' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Smile [ v. i.]
- To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
- To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
- To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
- To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
- The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
- A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
- Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
- Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
2 . Smile [ v. t.]
- To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
- To affect in a certain way with a smile.

Meaning of 'smile' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . smile [ v]
Meaning (1):
- express with a smile
Example in sentence:
  • She smiled her thanks