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DEFACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deface mean? 

DEFACE (verb)
  The verb DEFACE has 2 senses:

1. mar or spoil the appearance of
2. deface a building facade, for example

  Familiarity information: DEFACE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEFACE (verb)


Sense 1deface [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mar or spoil the appearance of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

blemish; deface; disfigure

Context examples:

scars defaced her cheeks / The vandals disfigured the statue

Hypernyms (to "deface" is one way to...):

deflower; impair; mar; spoil; vitiate (make imperfect)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deface"):

mangle; maul (injure badly by beating)

mark; pit; pock; scar (mark with a scar)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2deface [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deface a building facade, for example

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "deface" is one way to...):

cut up; mangle; mutilate (destroy or injure severely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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