smile on

Look with favor or approval on, as in The current administration smiles on anyone who gives it helpful publicity. [c. 1400]


Nearby words

  1. smidgen,
  2. smiercase,
  3. smilacaceous,
  4. smilax,
  5. smile,
  6. smiles,
  7. smiley,
  8. smilingly,
  9. smilodon,
  10. smir

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