[ UK /dɪfˈe‍ɪs/ ]
[ US /dɪˈfeɪs/ ]
VERB
  1. mar or spoil the appearance of
    scars defaced her cheeks
    The vandals disfigured the statue
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How To Use deface In A Sentence

  • Just as people shouldn't drop litter, they shouldn't deface the city with graffiti, and ways need to be found of persuading them to stop doing it.
  • The *victim* of the defacement is the person who is intended to be fearful. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Shmulevich Case — Facts and New York Law, as I Can Best Figure Them Out:
  • Your eyes glow every single morning, and you're always smiling; you doodle both your names in all the books, even deface public property.
  • No photocopied or defaced vouchers accepted. The Sun
  • The final programmes will engagingly escort us to the present day, via a coin defaced by Suffragettes, a plate from the Russian revolution, and a credit card, to the final object. A History of the World in 100 Objects is Radio 4 at its best
  • The piano, decrepit on its legs, though made of good wood painted black and gilded, was dirty, defaced, and scratched; and its keys, worn like the teeth of old horses, were yellowed with the fuliginous colors of the pipe. A Daughter of Eve
  • Somebody has defaced one of city hall's famous murals and it must be replaced. The Sun
  • A confusion of lorries and cement mixers defaced the area just past the green.
  • Voucher must be produced on arrival, no defaced or photocopies accepted. The Sun
  • No copied, damaged or defaced coupons accepted. The Sun
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