What is another word for efface?

Pronunciation: [ɪfˈe͡ɪs] (IPA)

Efface, meaning to erase or wipe out, has a number of synonyms that can be used when seeking a more specific or nuanced verb. For example, "expunge" refers to the complete removal of something, while "obliterate" suggests a thorough destruction or annihilation. "Erase" is a more general synonym that can be used interchangeably with efface, while "cancel" implies the removal of something that was scheduled or planned. "Delete" can refer to the removal of digital information, while "obliterate" and "expunge" both have legal connotations. Whether seeking to eliminate a mistake or erase unwanted memories, there are plenty of synonyms for efface that can be used to convey a specific meaning or tone.

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What are the opposite words for efface?

Efface means to erase or make something disappear. The opposite of efface is to create or make something visible. Some antonyms for efface include reveal, manifest, expose, highlight, accentuate, emphasize, and amplify. Revealing something makes it apparent and visible, while manifesting something means bringing it into existence. Exposing something means making it visible by removing any barriers or covering, while highlighting emphasizes a particular aspect to draw attention to it. Accentuating emphasizes a particular aspect to make it more prominent, while emphasizing means to give importance to something by drawing attention to it. Amplifying means increasing the intensity and magnitude of something to make it more visible.

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Usage examples for Efface

This has been inevitable; in any narrative based upon personal experience, an attempt to efface oneself would tend to weaken vitality.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
I shall efface myself.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
It was easy to wound; it might be less easy to efface the memory of those wounds.
"Prince Fortunatus"
William Black

Famous quotes with Efface

  • It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.
    George Orwell
  • Work alone will efface the footsteps of work.
    James Whistler
  • The basic honor code of the savage -bravery for men, chastity for women- is still recognizable beneath the surfaces of the popular culture that has done so much to efface it. If you doubt it, try calling a man a wimp or a woman a slut.
    Jack Donovan
  • If one were searching for the best means to efface and kill in a whole nation the discipline of self-respect, the feeling for what is elevated, he could do no better than take the American newspapers.
    Matthew Arnold
  • Ay, 'tis thus. Evil us hath in bond; By Thy grace guilt efface and respond "Forgiven!"
    Yom Tov of Joigny

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