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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.

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
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