What does the word efface mean?

Usage examples for efface

  1. She was the only person who could throw any light upon the relations between the two men, and she had thought fit to virtually efface herself. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. It will be difficult, they said, to efface very soon from your memory the names of the men whom the sentiment of a common religion, association in the same perils and persecutions, a common joy in the same deliverance, and the long experience of so many faithful services, have engraved there with a pencil of diamond. – History of the United Netherlands, 1592-94 by John Lothrop Motley
  3. Genestas asked, to efface the impression left by his last question. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac