HyperDic: efface

English > 3 senses of the word efface:
VERBchangeefface, obliterateremove completely from recognition or memory
emotioneffacemake inconspicuous
contactefface, erase, rub out, score out, wipe offremove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
efface > pronunciation
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English > efface: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningRemove completely from recognition or memory.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"efface the memory of the time in the camps"
Broaderblur, dim, slurBecome vague or indistinct
Similar toobscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hidemake undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Spanishborrar, obliterar
Catalaneliminar, esborrar, obliterar, treure
English > efface: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningmake inconspicuous.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"efface oneself"
BroaderhumbleCause to be unpretentious
Nounseffacementwithdrawing into the background
English > efface: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRemove by or as if by rubbing or erasing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymserase, rub out, score out, wipe off
EntailsrubMove over something with pressure
Narrowerscratch out, cut outstrike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out
spongeErase with a sponge
Broaderdelete, cancelRemove or make invisible

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