smile

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsmaɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/smaɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(smīl)


Inflections of 'smile' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
smiles
v 3rd person singular
smiling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
smiled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
smiled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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smile

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. smile at the [crowd, camera, fans]
  2. smile to the [crowd]
  3. smile for the [camera, photo, picture]
  4. smiled to herself
  5. smiling at each other
  6. smiled in [satisfaction, recognition]
  7. smiled in [return, response, relief]
  8. smiled back at her
  9. smiled and nodded
  10. smiling [from ear to ear, broadly, slightly]
  11. smiled [smugly, knowingly, awkwardly, inwardly, conspiratorially]
  12. smiling and [laughing, waving]
  13. smiling with [pleasure, joy, pride, satisfaction]
  14. smiled as he [said, did, went, spoke]
  15. smile [broadly, slightly, sweetly, warmly, weakly, nervously, confidently]
  16. smiled [his, in] thanks
  17. [I can, this will] make you smile
  18. his eyes were smiling
  19. luck is smiling on me (today)
  20. the gods are smiling upon us
n
  1. a [wide, big, huge] smile
  2. has (such) a [nice, friendly, warm] smile
  3. put on a [brave, false, courageous] smile
  4. your smile is contagious
  5. give [us, the camera] a smile
  6. [flashed, shot, offered, gave, threw] (her) a smile
  7. this [should, ought to, will] put a smile on your face!
  8. this [should] wipe the smile off his face!
  9. she [walked, worked, spoke] with a smile
  10. a smile [lit up, crossed, illuminated] his face
  11. a smile costs nothing
  12. his smile showed his [white, clear, missing] teeth
  13. were all smiles after the [win, success]
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