Examples of deface in a Sentence
The building was defaced with graffiti.
He was fined for defacing public property.
Recent Examples of deface from the Web
Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg via Getty Images Hong Kong police confirmed to TIME that three individuals aged 25 to 59 have been taken into custody for criminal damage, in relation to three road signs defaced with graffiti.
The suspect, identified as Michael Reed, faces three charges, including felony defacing an object of public interest.
Each of the government sites attacked by Team System DZ were defaced with the same message.
Hoyt said all affected servers were taken offline and Ohio IT staff are investigating how the hackers were able to deface the websites.
Several Ohio government websites, including that of Gov. John Kasich (R), were hacked Sunday and defaced with an anti-President Trump, pro-Islamic State message.
Ten state websites and two servers were affected, and they’ve been taken off line for an investigation with law enforcement into how the hackers were able to deface them, said Tom Hoyt, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.
Like Tron: Legacy or Star Trek: Into Darkness, an insistence on too-obvious callbacks mixed with hesitance to deface what came before left Shadow of Mordor feeling like a very extensive fan-fiction.
The freed American, University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, was sentenced early last year to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly defacing a political poster while on a...
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Origin and Etymology of deface
Middle English, from Anglo-French *desfacer, *deffacer, from des- de- + face front, face
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
DEFACE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deface for English Language Learners
: to ruin the surface of (something) especially with writing or pictures
DEFACE Defined for Kids
Definition of deface for Students
: to damage the face or surface of Vandals defaced the statue.
Legal Definition of deface
: to destroy or mar the face or surface of
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