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Synonyms for efface
ɪˈfeɪsef·face

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. efface

    Cancel, efface, erase, expunge, and obliterate have as their first meaning the removal of written characters or other forms of record. To cancel is, literally, to make a lattice by cross-lines, exactly our English cross out; to efface is to rub off, smooth away the face, as of an inscription; to erase is to scratch out, commonly for the purpose of writing something else in the same space; to expunge, is to punch out with some sharp instrument, so as to show that the words are no longer part of the writing; to obliterate is to cover over or remove, as a letter, as was done by reversing the Roman stylus, and rubbing out with the rounded end what had been written with the point on the waxen tablet. What has been canceled, erased, expunged, may perhaps still be traced; what is obliterated is gone forever, as if it had never been. In many establishments, when a debt is discharged by payment, the record is canceled. The figurative use of the words keeps close to the primary sense. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    abolish, abrogate, annul, blot out, cancel, cross off, cross out, discharge, erase, expunge, make void, nullify, obliterate, quash, remove, repeal, rescind, revoke, rub off, rub out, scratch out, vacate

    Antonyms:
    approve, confirm, enact, enforce, establish, maintain, perpetuate, record, reenact, sustain, uphold, write

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. efface

    Synonyms:
    erase, obliterate, eradicate, destroy, blot out, cancel, expunge

    Antonyms:
    restore, revive, delineate, imprint, portray

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obliterate, effaceverb

    remove completely from recognition or memory

    "efface the memory of the time in the camps"

    Synonyms:
    rub out, score out, obliterate, wipe off, hide, kill, wipe out, erase, obscure, veil, blot out

  2. effaceverb

    make inconspicuous

    "efface oneself"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, erase, score out, rub out, wipe off

  3. erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe offverb

    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

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

    Synonyms:
    rub out, score out, obliterate, wipe off, wipe out, erase, wipe away, delete

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. effaceverb

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, erase, expunge, blot, cancel, rub out, wipe out, scratch out, rub off, blot out, strike out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. effaceverb

    Synonyms:
    expunge, obliterate, erase, eradicate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "efface":

    erase

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How to use efface in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Webster:

    If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

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