Synonyms and Antonyms of etch

  1. 1 to cut (as letters or designs) on a hard surface <the artist etched his landscape on a copper plate> Synonyms engrave, grave, incise, inscribe, insculp [archaic]Related Words carve, chisel, sculpt, sculpture; chase, groove, indent, notch; score, trace; affix, impress

  2. 2 to produce a vivid impression of <in just a few pages the writer etched an unforgettable portrait of one of the more remarkable First Ladies> Synonyms brand, engrave, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain (also engrain)Related Words enroot, imbue, implant, inculcate, infuse, instill; fix, set, stampNear Antonyms blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate

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