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synonyms for deface

  • demolish
  • obliterate
  • vandalize
  • blemish
  • contort
  • damage
  • deform
  • destroy
  • dilapidate
  • disfigure
  • distort
  • harm
  • impair
  • injure
  • mangle
  • ruin
  • scratch
  • spoil
  • sully
  • tarnish
  • trash
  • wreck
  • misshape
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antonyms for deface

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  • build
  • construct
  • adorn
  • aid
  • assist
  • beautify
  • benefit
  • create
  • cure
  • decorate
  • fix
  • grow
  • heal
  • help
  • improve
  • mend
  • ornament
  • repair
  • smooth
  • embellish
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How to use deface in a sentence

Gang members defaced businesses, schools, parks, churches, and public walls with graffiti.
LOS ANGELES HAD A CHANCE TO BUILD A BETTER CITY AFTER THE RODNEY KING VIOLENCE IN 1992. HERE'S WHY IT FAILEDELIZABETH HINTONMAY 18, 2021TIME
Imagine how devastating it would have been had the stonework itself been defaced and left in ruins — a universal, visual trope for civilization’s collapse.
HIKING ALONG VIRGINIA’S AQUIA CREEK AND FINDING HISTORY A STONE’S THROW FROM HOMEWALTER NICKLINAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At the event in 2018, one water pipe control system, likely used for a commercial building, had its computer screen defaced with graffiti-type messages.
AMERICA’S DRINKING WATER IS SURPRISINGLY EASY TO POISONBY PETER ELKIND AND JACK GILLUMMARCH 17, 2021PROPUBLICA
Alas, they have little time to contemplate their momentous finding before their lighting equipment fails and, in the ensuing darkness, they are set upon by an assailant who knocks Henry out, kidnaps Totel and defaces the mural.
‘MUTROPOLIS’: A GAME DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING ON YOUTUBECHRISTOPHER BYRDMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There they denounced a statue of Albert Pike, a Confederate general, defaced it, toppled it with ropes and chains and set it ablaze.
BEFORE SPORTS GET CREDIT FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING, REMEMBER HOW LONG IT TOOK TO GET THEREKEVIN BLACKISTONEDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The debate featured Dole equivocating on whether cigarettes are addictive, cross border sewage and a Perot supporter willing to deface the natural environment.
MORNING REPORT: WHAT DEMS SAY THEY’D DO WITH COUNTY CONTROLVOICE OF SAN DIEGOOCTOBER 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
I am famous practise; for there is scarcely a day when I do not deface God's noblest work for others, or they for me.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
Even the necessary filth of commerce cannot destroy, or scarcely deface the beauty of the country.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
They are the last we shall give to show the extreme wildness and extravagance which deface the drama of Festus.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
Nor was I willing to deface the pages of the work with explanatory notes.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFACE

  • bend
  • blemish
  • blight
  • blot
  • break
  • bruise
  • deface
  • deform
  • detract
  • ding
  • disfigure
  • foul up
  • harm
  • impair
  • injure
  • louse up
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mess up
  • mutilate
  • queer
  • rough up
  • ruin
  • scar
  • scratch
  • shake up
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • tweak
  • vitiate
  • warp
  • wreck
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.