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deface

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deface

  1. 1 to deliberately cause the damage or destruction of another's property the principal vowed to get the punks who defaced the statue in front of the school Synonyms of deface vandalize, trashWords Related to deface desecrate, violate; graffiti, tag; bang up, break, damage, harm, hurt, impair, mar, shatter, spoil; annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, ravage, raven, raze, ruin, scourge, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wrack, wreck; sabotage; depredate, despoil, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, ransack, sack, spoliateNear Antonyms of deface conserve, preserve, protect, save; salvage; build, rebuild

  2. 2 to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of years of wear had defaced the fine engraving on the coins Synonyms of deface blemish, bloody, break, compromise, crab, cripple, cross (up), damage, disfigure, endamage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, vitiateWords Related to deface deteriorate, enervate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); blight, tarnish; dent, ding, dint; botch, gum (up), queer; lacerate, wound; disable, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, torment, torture; annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreckNear Antonyms of deface cure, heal, help, rectify, rehabilitate, remedy; edit, remodel, revise; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refineAntonyms of deface doctor, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, revamp



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