an expression of the face, usually with the corners of the mouth turned up, showing happiness, amusement, pleasure, approval, or sometimes bitter feeling, etc.
have, make or give (a smile)
express with a smile
"She smiled her thanks"
A smile of affectionate admiration.
出自： E. O
A smile creases his..face.
Fortune, turn thy wheel with smile or frown.
Miss Rewis's victory gave her plenty to smile about.
She went on admiring her hair, smiling to herself.
出自： U. Holden
Inward joy enforc'd my heart to smile!
出自：Two Gentlemen of Verona , Shakespeare
She smiled at the enemy's threats.
He smiled at the thought of hearing his friend's jokes again.
It often prevents an argument if you smile at people who are rude to you.
What are you smiling at?
The teacher smiled at my answer.
Not many of us can smile at grief.
She smiled at the compliment and turned away.
误 There was pleasant smile on her face.
正 There was a pleasant smile on her face.
析 smile 作“笑”或“笑容”解时是可数名词,可在前面加上不定冠词a。
误 Don't smile others' mistakes.
正 Don't smile at others' mistakes.
析 smile表示“讥笑”时,是不及物动词,跟宾语时必须先加介词 at。
误 She smiled unwillingly but made no answer.
正 She forced a smile but made no answer.
析 smile unwillingly不是英语习惯说法。应说force a smile,也可以说 give a forced smile。