Definition of Efface

1. Verb. Remove completely from recognition or memory. "Efface the memory of the time in the camps"

Exact synonyms: Obliterate
Generic synonyms: Blur, Dim, Slur
Related verbs: Blot Out, Hide, Obliterate, Obscure, Veil
Derivative terms: Obliteration, Obliteration



2. Verb. Make inconspicuous. "Efface oneself"
Generic synonyms: Humble
Derivative terms: Effacement

3. Verb. Remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing. "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
Exact synonyms: Erase, Rub Out, Score Out, Wipe Off
Entails: Rub
Specialized synonyms: Sponge, Cut Out, Scratch Out
Generic synonyms: Cancel, Delete
Derivative terms: Eraser, Erasure, Erasure, Erasure

Definition of Efface

1. v. t. To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or inscribed upon a surface) by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible; as, to efface the letters on a monument, or the inscription on a coin.

Definition of Efface

1. Verb. (transitive) To erase (as anything impressed or inscribed upon a surface); to render illegible or indiscernible. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause to disappear as if by rubbing out or striking out. ¹

3. Verb. (reflexive) To make oneself inobtrusive as if due to modesty or diffidence. ¹

4. Verb. (medicine) Of the cervix during pregnancy, to thin and stretch in preparation for labor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Efface

1. to rub or wipe out [v -FACED, -FACING, -FACES]

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Literary usage of Efface

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1. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"... To efface this suspicion, they affect a coldness which they do not feel, and treat with levity what they inwardly venerate ..."

2. Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Paul Jones: Now First Compiled from His Originals by John Paul Jones (1830)
"I hope that it will efface all doubts from your mind, and prove to you that you are to be connected only with those who are most favourably disposed towards ..."

3. Memoirs of Count Grammont by Anthony Hamilton (1809)
"... or that a new engagement would by degrees entirely efface the remembrance of Miss Stewart ; and that since she could not avoid having a rival, ..."

4. The History of the Roman Emperors: From Augustus to Constantine by Jean Baptiste Louis Crévier, John Mills (1814)
"He endeavours to efface the odious impression by his bounties to the people. A mixture of virtues and vices in Adrian. A popular maxim of Adrian concerning ..."

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