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To smile - synonyms or related words

smile

verb

to raise the corners of your mouth when you are happy, pleased, or being friendly, or when you think something is funny

grin

verb

to smile showing your teeth

beam

verb

if you beam, you smile in a very obvious way

smirk

verb

to smile in an unpleasant way because something bad has happened to someone else, or because you think you have achieved an advantage over them

simper

verb

to smile in a way that looks silly and is not sincere

grin/smile from ear to ear

to smile a lot because you are very happy

crack a smile

to begin smiling

raise a smile

to react to what someone has just said by smiling, or to make someone else react in this way

force a smile/laugh

to smile or laugh when you do not really feel like it

smile thinly

to smile slightly, often in a way that shows you are unhappy, worried, or annoyed

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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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