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de·face

 (dĭ-fās′)
tr.v. de·faced, de·fac·ing, de·fac·es
1. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
2. To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
3. Obsolete To obliterate; destroy.

[Middle English defacen, from Old French desfacier : des-, de- + face, face; see face.]

de·face′a·ble adj.
de·face′ment n.
de·fac′er n.

deface

(dɪˈfeɪs)
vb
(tr) to spoil or mar the surface, legibility, or appearance of; disfigure
deˈfaceable adj
deˈfacement n
deˈfacer n

de•face

(dɪˈfeɪs)

v.t. -faced, -fac•ing.
1. to mar the surface or appearance of; disfigure.
2. to make illegible: to deface a bond.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French desfacier=des- dis-1 + facier (derivative of face face)]
de•face′a•ble, adj.
de•face′ment, n.
de•fac′er, n.

deface


Past participle: defaced
Gerund: defacing

Imperative
deface
deface
Present
I deface
you deface
he/she/it defaces
we deface
you deface
they deface
Preterite
I defaced
you defaced
he/she/it defaced
we defaced
you defaced
they defaced
Present Continuous
I am defacing
you are defacing
he/she/it is defacing
we are defacing
you are defacing
they are defacing
Present Perfect
I have defaced
you have defaced
he/she/it has defaced
we have defaced
you have defaced
they have defaced
Past Continuous
I was defacing
you were defacing
he/she/it was defacing
we were defacing
you were defacing
they were defacing
Past Perfect
I had defaced
you had defaced
he/she/it had defaced
we had defaced
you had defaced
they had defaced
Future
I will deface
you will deface
he/she/it will deface
we will deface
you will deface
they will deface
Future Perfect
I will have defaced
you will have defaced
he/she/it will have defaced
we will have defaced
you will have defaced
they will have defaced
Future Continuous
I will be defacing
you will be defacing
he/she/it will be defacing
we will be defacing
you will be defacing
they will be defacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defacing
you have been defacing
he/she/it has been defacing
we have been defacing
you have been defacing
they have been defacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defacing
you will have been defacing
he/she/it will have been defacing
we will have been defacing
you will have been defacing
they will have been defacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defacing
you had been defacing
he/she/it had been defacing
we had been defacing
you had been defacing
they had been defacing
Conditional
I would deface
you would deface
he/she/it would deface
we would deface
you would deface
they would deface
Past Conditional
I would have defaced
you would have defaced
he/she/it would have defaced
we would have defaced
you would have defaced
they would have defaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deface - mar or spoil the appearance ofdeface - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
mar, deflower, impair, vitiate, spoil - make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
mangle, maul - injure badly by beating
pock, scar, pit, mark - mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

deface

verb vandalize, damage, destroy, total (slang), injure, mar, spoil, trash (slang), impair, tarnish, obliterate, mutilate, deform, blemish, disfigure, sully It's illegal to deface banknotes.
Translations
يُشَوِّه، يَمْحو، يَطْمُس المَعالِم
znetvořit
skæmmeskamfere
elcsúfít
afmynda
subjaurotisudarkyti
izkropļotsabojāt
çirkinleştirmekgörünüşünü bozmak

deface

[dɪˈfeɪs] VT [+ wall, monument] → llenar de pintadas; [+ work of art, poster, book] → pintarrajear

deface

[dɪˈfeɪs] vt [+ wall, notice] → dégrader

deface

deface

[dɪˈfeɪs] vt (wall, monument) → deturpare; (work of art) → sfregiare; (statue) → mutilare; (poster) → imbrattare

deface

(diˈfeis) verb
to spoil the appearance of. The statue had been defaced with red paint.

deface

vt. mutilar, deformar, desfigurar.
References in classic literature ?
Fortunately, nothing can deface the beauty of a ship.
Concerning the means of procuring unity; men must beware, that in the procuring, or reuniting, of religious unity, they do not dissolve and deface the laws of charity, and of human society.
If you visit your friend, why need you apologize for not having visited him, and waste his time and deface your own act?
O, how accursed is that system, which entombs the godlike mind of man, defaces the divine image, reduces those who by crea- tion were crowned with glory and honor to a level with four-footed beasts, and exalts the dealer in hu- man flesh above all that is called God
Canada's central bank said this week it's not illegal to deface or even mutilate banknotes, although there are laws that prohibit reproducing a current bill electronically.
According to the Verge, Edward Snowden, whose passport and application email for the certification were used to deface the EC-Council's homepage, alongside the message Defaced again?
Those who deface our landscape should be fined, as per the law.
Two talent-less hacks who are so desperate for fame they deface others art to make a name for themselves," posted one user.
The National Trust is trying to find a way of removing the plaque without causing any further damage to the wall, and though it is a crime to deface an ancient monument, it is not thought that the culprits will come forward of their own accord.
He also mentioned that signs displayed in various languages informing visitors that it's prohibited to deface the rock would help greatly.