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Synonyms for efface

efface yourself


  • make yourself inconspicuous
  • withdraw
  • be retiring
  • keep a low profile
  • be timid
  • be diffident
  • be bashful
  • keep out of the limelight
  • be modest
  • keep out of the public eye
  • be unassertive

Synonyms for efface

to remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean

Synonyms for efface

remove completely from recognition or memory

make inconspicuous

Related Words

remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

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The article sheds light on the hidden aspects of the creative process, one that by nature effaces the borders between creation and documentation.
By arguing that Sidney, Spenser, and Milton derive their heroic fictions from a common, Christian allegorical tradition, Borris sometimes effaces crucial distinctions between them.
Tir inside the intestinal cell initiates a cascade of events that effaces the nutrient-absorbing projections from the intestinal cell's outer surface and forces the cell to rearrange itself into a bacterium-embracing pedestal.
That's not to say that Tapley completely effaces any trace of her hand, however; the individual brushstroke can sometimes be quite evident, though minute.
Yet in the book's title poem, as he describes a young crack addict on the subway who is itching himself convulsively, Doty seems to become suddenly disgusted with the way poetic language effaces the boy's pitiful reality: "Moth, plum--hear how the imagery aestheticizes?
With its unadorned, public-TV-documentary look and deliberately murky psychology, The Idiots successfully effaces - or at least defaces - von Trier's trademark tics.
In the case of The Tempest, the imposition of a colonialist "frame" effaces a large field of pertinent early modern discourse to which, Schneider contends, the play is tethered - discourse which is rooted in such classical moralists as Aristotle, Cicero, and Seneca, whose centrality to English Renaissance thought Schneider cogently demonstrates.
In the search for textual and sexual certainty, Scudamour effaces the emotional complexity allowed for in Book III (and the 1590 ending) by inscribing it within his own limited and limiting narrative desire.