verb (used without object), smiled, smil·ing.
verb (used with object), smiled, smil·ing.
- to regard with pleasure or amusement, as with a smile.
- to regard with mild derision: to smile at someone's affectations.
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Example sentences from the Web for smile
Someone who has a great smile, knows what he wants and is driven by his passions.
The price she’s paid for getting everything she ever wanted is written into her coquette’s smile, and it’s the saddest sight in the world.Rebecca Hall's Passing Is a Complex, Moving Story About Racial Identity—and a Sundance Standout|Stephanie Zacharek|February 3, 2021|Time
Service people were told to plaster a smile onto their faces.Why You Don't Feel as Fulfilled From Your Job as You Think You Should|Eliana Dockterman|January 25, 2021|Time
Ally noticed his smile right away and took it as a “good sign.”Date Lab: Mariah Carey. Alligators. Urology. Is this any way to start a romance?|Damona Hoffman|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
Brace responded to her ire with a friendly smile and wished her a blessed day.Why good manners are more important than ever during pandemic travel|Christopher Elliott|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
For those living in poor communities in particular, interactions with police rarely come with good news and a smile.
He was grabbing my hips and he was pouring with perspiration and he had this cheesy smile.
At this point Marvin gives his Liberty Valance smile, the kind that makes you wish you could disintegrate in front of him.
Nobody terrified audiences with a smile as well as Lee Marvin.
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The moon seemed to smile on him; the aurora appeared to dance with unwonted vigour, as if in glee; the very stars winked at him!The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.
A smile of beatitude spread over his enormous countenance during the process.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.
British Dictionary definitions for smile
- to look (at) with a kindly or amused expression
- to look derisively (at) instead of being annoyed
- to bear (troubles, etc) patiently
Derived forms of smilesmiler, nounsmiling, adjectivesmilingly, adverbsmilingness, noun
Word Origin for smile
Idioms and Phrases with smile
In addition to the idiom beginning with smile
- smile on
- crack a smile