smile


smile
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noun
ADJECTIVE
big, bright, broad, huge, wide

She had a big smile on her face.

faint, slight, thin, wan, weak
beaming, beatific, cheerful, dazzling, happy, radiant, sunny, warm

the warm smile in his eyes

beautiful, charming, cute (esp. AmE), engaging, friendly, gentle, sweet, winning

She has a beautiful smile.

infectious

He had an infectious smile that touched the lives of many people.

disarming, enigmatic, mischievous, mocking, rueful, sardonic, sly, wry

She gave a wry smile.

sad
shy
apologetic, sheepish
encouraging, indulgent, reassuring
polite
beguiling
easy, ready

She had a keen wit and a ready smile.

fake, fixed, forced
conspiratorial, knowing
grim

a grim smile of satisfaction

humourless/humorless, mirthless

She suppressed a mirthless smile.

goofy (informal, esp. AmE)

He had a goofy smile plastered across his face.

crooked, lopsided
toothy
toothless
… OF A SMILE
glimmer, hint, trace

A trace of a smile played across her lips.

VERB + SMILE
have, wear

She had a happy smile on her face.

crack, flash (sb), give sb, smile

I don't think he ever cracked a smile.

He flashed her a disarming smile.

She smiled a smile of dry amusement.

manage

She managed a weak smile.

return

She returned his smile.

hide, suppress

They had to hide their smiles.

force

Her father forced a smile.

raise (esp. BrE)

Mention of this subject is guaranteed to raise a smile.

SMILE + VERB
fade, freeze, vanish

Her sunny smile vanished as she read the letter.

falter

His smile faltered slightly.

come across sth, come over sth, come to sth

A smile came to her lips.

creep across sth, creep onto sth, creep over sth

A wry smile crept over his face.

cross sth
flicker across sth, flicker on sth, flicker over sth

A faint smile flickered across her face.

light sth up

She got up immediately, a smile lighting up her face.

play about sth (esp. BrE), play across sth, play on sth

A small smile played on his lips.

form
grow, spread, spread across sth, spread over sth, widen

Her smile grew radiant.

A gentle smile spread over her face.

PREPOSITION
with a smile

‘Oh, hello!’ he said, with a smile.

smile of

a smile of approval

PHRASES
have a smile on your face

She always has a smile on her face.

bring a smile to sb's face, put a smile on sb's face

It is a beautiful song that puts a smile on your face.

keep the smile off your face

He could hardly keep the smile off his face.

wipe the smile off sb's face

I'm going to wipe that smile off your face (= make you stop thinking this is funny).

be all smiles

Twelve hours later she was all smiles again.

be wreathed in smiles

His face was wreathed in smiles.

(have) a smile plastered across/on your face

The little boy had a smile plastered across his face.

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verb
ADVERB
broadly, widely

She put down her tools and smiled broadly.

faintly, slightly, thinly, wanly, weakly

He looked at the mess and smiled weakly.

brightly, dazzlingly, happily, radiantly, warmly

Lawrence nodded, smiling happily.

charmingly, gently, softly, sweetly, winningly
innocently
benignly, kindly, politely
merely, simply

I simply smiled at him and said ‘hi!’

shyly
encouragingly, indulgently, reassuringly

The doctor smiled reassuringly.

apologetically, sheepishly
ruefully, wryly

Molly smiled rather wryly and said nothing.

archly, enigmatically
conspiratorially
mischievously, slyly
sadly
grimly
humourlessly/humorlessly, mirthlessly
smugly, triumphantly
crookedly, lopsidedly
back

He winked at her, and she smiled back.

always

Gary is always smiling—he's so positive.

VERB + SMILE
try to
manage to
make sb

The memory still made her smile.

PREPOSITION
at

He turned and smiled at me.

with

She smiled with pleasure.

PHRASES
smile down at sb, smile up at sb

She smiled up at him.

smile from ear to ear
smile to yourself

She smiled to herself, picturing how surprised her mother would be to see her.

Smile is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye, ↑face
Smile is used with these nouns as the object: ↑greeting, ↑grin, ↑smile, ↑thanks

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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