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English definition of “efface”

efface

verb uk   /ɪˈfeɪs/ us  

efface verb (REMOVE)

[T] formal to remove something intentionally: The whole country had tried to efface the memory of the old dictatorship.Deleting writing

efface verb (BE MODEST)

efface yourself to behave in a modest way and treat the good things that you have achieved as if they are not important, often because you do not have much confidence
See also
Shy and modestAnxious and worried
(Definition of efface from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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