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deface

verb

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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

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defacement

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of defacement (Entry 2 of 2)

deliberate damaging or destroying of another's property
  • the defacement of the school's property ended up costing hundreds of dollars

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“Deface.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deface. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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