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English verb: efface

1. efface (change) remove completely from recognition or memory

SamplesEfface the memory of the time in the camps.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blur, dim, slur

Verb groupblot out, hide, obliterate, obscure, veil

2. efface (emotion) make inconspicuous

SamplesEfface oneself.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)humble

3. efface (contact) remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

SamplesPlease erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!.

Synonymserase, rub out, score out, wipe off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cancel, delete

Narrower (hyponym)cut out, scratch out, sponge


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