Translation of efface in Spanish:


borrar, v.

Pronunciation: /əˈfeɪs//ɪˈfeɪs/

transitive verb

  • 1formal

    to efface sth from sth borrar algo de algo
    • Similarly, the images of discredited rulers were effaced in the monumental narrative reliefs which played so prominent a role in imperial propaganda art.
    • The uncertainty is effaced by the overwhelming tendency to fall towards the stable end-state.
    • It seemed to me to symbolise how the Northern conflict had effaced so much personal history.
    • This ending is as bleak as any in the history of tragic drama - death, rape, slavery, fire destroying the towers, the city's very name effaced from the record of history by the acts of rapacious and murderous Greeks.
    • The unification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic was driven by the impulse to efface the memory of East Germany and the political, cultural and economic experience of East Germans.
    • The concern with keeping everything ‘smooth and quiet’ in the novel, no matter what the social cost, presents white Southern life as determined to efface the rights of all African Americans.
    • He consequently suffuses his speech with a rhetoric that effaces differences among Celts and Saxons.
    • She speaks of feeling as if her identity was being effaced by the requirement to appear neutrally Western.
    • Is the carnage associated with them a result of lurid scriptural interpretations of religion which have effaced the life of the spirit?
    • The result is an important challenge to the new historicist tendency to efface the literary dimensions of early modern poetry.
    • Unlike Conceptual art, it has specific formal characteristics - geometric, monochromatic shapes - and a recurrent concern with effacing all signs of artistic personality and effort from the work itself.
    • As many of the weather's varied meanings as both help and hindrance have been effaced, indeed, such preferences show up all the more clearly because practical considerations no longer obscure them.
    • Davis, however, looks for an English equivalent that might work in both contexts, so as not to efface their suggestive interconnection.
    • And rather than rely on imaginary resolutions that efface conflicts and contradictions, they aim to deal with the concrete particularity of the other in her unique and unrepeatable situation.
    • To subordinate the essentially cinematic as he does is itself a technique of ineffable skill; and to efface his signature as a director from the style of a film argues a modest purity of aim that is refreshing.
    • Only by grossly simplifying and distorting the data, particularly in the domain of literary and textual production, can such differences be effaced or ignored between the cultures in the Republic and Northern Ireland.
    • In this way, Morrison implies that the traumatic impact of slavery can never be fully effaced.
    • Some literary critics have argued that interactivity will efface literature itself.
    • Woodson is best known today as the father of African American history; many online accounts of his life misrepresent him as the youngest child of former slaves, effacing that he had any younger siblings, including Bessie Woodson Yancey.
    • Even so, this ambivalence about the redemptive value of art does not efface the authorial voice of the film.
    • If the leaders maintained their authority, and if every person and factor in the devastated area would proceed to their work in the best order, the traces of the catastrophe would soon be effaced.

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to efface oneself tratar de pasar inadvertido