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English definition of “efface”

efface

verb (BE MODEST)    /ɪˈfeɪs/
efface yourself to behave in a modest way and treat the good things that you have achieved as if they were not important, often because you do not have much confidence → See also self-effacingShy and modestAnxious and worried
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