Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb efface

3 senses of efface

Sense 1
obliterate, efface -- (remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps")
       => blur, dim, slur -- (become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred")

Sense 2
efface -- (make inconspicuous; "efface oneself")
       => humble -- (cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him")

Sense 3
erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe off -- (remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!")
       => delete, cancel -- (remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list")

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