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smiles

verb
present tense third-person singular of smile

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to express an emotion (as amusement) by curving the lips upward
  • the soldier smiled in pleasure when he saw the giant sign welcoming him home

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2 to express scornful amusement by means of facial contortions
  • smiled at their ridiculous antics and walked away in disgust

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smiles

noun
plural of smile

Synonyms of smiles (Entry 2 of 2)

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smiles

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“Smiles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smiles. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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