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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of smile

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English smyllen (verb); cognate with Old High German smīlan, Danish smile

synonym study for smile

1, 7. See laugh.

OTHER WORDS FROM smile

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How to use smile in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for smile

smile
/ (smaɪl) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of smile

smiler, nounsmiling, adjectivesmilingly, adverbsmilingness, noun

Word Origin for smile

C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish smila, Danish smile; related to Middle High German smielen
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Other Idioms and Phrases with smile

smile

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