efface

  • 1 effacé — effacé, ée [ efase ] adj. • XVIe; de effacer 1 ♦ Qui a peu d éclat, qui a passé. Couleurs, teintes effacées. 2 ♦ (XVIIe) Qui paraît en retrait, n est pas saillant. « Des poitrines effacées, des têtes allongées, des fronts proéminents » (Taine). 3 …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 effacé — effacé, ée (è fa sé, sée) part. passé. 1°   Qu on a fait disparaître par le frottement ou en biffant. Une écriture effacée. Un tableau effacé.    Médaille effacée, médaille dont l empreinte a disparu.    Par extension. Couleur effacée, couleur… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Efface — Ef*face , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effacing}.] [F. effacer; pref. es (L. ex) + face face; prop., to destroy the face or form. See {Face}, and cf. {Deface}.] 1. To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or inscribed upon… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 efface — ► VERB 1) erase (a mark) from a surface. 2) (efface oneself) make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous. DERIVATIVES effacement noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «pardon or be absolved from (an offence)»: from French effacer, from face …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 efface — index annul, deface, delete, dissolve (terminate), eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, expunge …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 efface — (v.) late 15c., from M.Fr. effacer, from O.Fr. esfacier (12c.) to wipe out, destroy, lit. to remove the face, from es out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + face appearance, from L. facies face (see FACE (Cf. face) (n.)). Re …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 efface — obliterate, *erase, expunge, blot out, delete, cancel Analogous words: remove, *move, shift: eradicate, extirpate, wipe (see EXTERMINATE): eliminate, *exclude, rule out …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 efface — [v] erase blot out, blue pencil, cancel, cross out, delete, destroy, edit, eliminate, expunge, fade, obliterate, rub out, scratch out, white out, wipe out; concepts 211,215 …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 effacé — Effacé, [effac]ée. part. pass …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10 efface — [ə fās′, ifās′] vt. effaced, effacing [Fr effacer < e (see EF ) + face: see FACE] 1. to rub out, as from a surface; erase; wipe out; obliterate [time effaced the memory] 2. to make (oneself) inconspicuous; withdraw (oneself) from notice SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 efface — verb a) To erase (as anything impressed or inscribed upon a surface); to render illegible or indiscernible. Do not efface what Ive written on the chalkboard. b) To cause to disappear as if by rubbing out or striking out. Some people like to… …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 efface — ef|face [ıˈfeıs] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: effacer, from face face, appearance ] 1.) to destroy or remove something = ↑erase →↑deface ▪ Nothing can efface the last picture I have of them from my mind. 2.) efface yo …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 efface — [[t]ɪfe͟ɪs[/t]] effaces, effacing, effaced VERB To efface something means to destroy or remove it so that it cannot be seen any more. [FORMAL] → See also self effacing [V n] ...an event that has helped efface the country s traditional image... [V …

    English dictionary

  • 14 efface — verb (T) formal 1 to prevent you from remembering an unpleasant experience: Nothing could efface the indignity of being publicly criticized. 2 to remove a mark or sign, especially by rubbing it 3 efface yourself to behave in a way that does not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 efface — UK [ɪˈfeɪs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms efface : present tense I/you/we/they efface he/she/it effaces present participle effacing past tense effaced past participle effaced literary to make something disappear …

    English dictionary

  • 16 efface — /əˈfeɪs / (say uh fays) verb (t) (effaced, effacing) 1. to wipe out; destroy; do away with: to efface a memory. 2. to rub out, erase, or obliterate (outlines, traces, inscriptions, etc.). 3. to make inconspicuous or not noticeable: to efface… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 efface — effaceable, adj. effacement, n. effacer, n. /i fays /, v.t., effaced, effacing. 1. to wipe out; do away with; expunge: to efface one s unhappy memories. 2. to rub out, erase, or obliterate (outlines, traces, inscriptions, etc.). 3. to make… …

    Universalium

  • 18 efface — ef|face [ ı feıs ] verb transitive LITERARY 1. ) to make something disappear 2. ) to remove a memory or feeling from someone s mind efface yourself to make yourself seem less important so that others won t notice you …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 efface — [ɪ feɪs] verb 1》 erase (a mark) from a surface. 2》 (efface oneself) make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous. Derivatives effacement noun Origin C15 (in the sense pardon or be absolved from an offence ): from Fr. effacer, from e (from L …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 efface — verb 1) the chalk drawings were effaced by the rain Syn: erase, eradicate, expunge, blot out, rub out, wipe out, remove, eliminate; delete, cancel, obliterate 2) he attempted to efface himself Syn …

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