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Definition 1: remove completely from recognition or memory - [verb of change]

Samples where efface or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • efface the memory of the time in the camps

Synonyms for efface in the sense of this definition

(efface is a kind of ...) become vague or indistinct

"The distinction between the two theories blurred"

(efface has a similar meaning as ...) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"

Definition 2: remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing - [verb of contact]

Samples where efface or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

Synonyms for efface in the sense of this definition

(efface is a kind of ...) remove or make invisible

"Please delete my name from your list"

(... is a kind of efface ) erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard

(... is a kind of efface ) strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out

"scratch out my name on that list"

(efface implies ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 3: make inconspicuous - [verb of emotion]

Samples where efface or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • efface oneself

(efface is a kind of ...) cause to be unpretentious

"This experience will humble him"

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