1. remove completely from recognition or memory

- efface the memory of the time in the camps

Similar word(s): obliterate

Definition categories: change, blur, dim, slur

2. make inconspicuous

- efface oneself

Definition categories: emotion, humble

3. remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

Similar word(s): erase

Definition categories: contact, cancel, delete

Sentences with efface as a verb:

- Do not efface what I've written on the chalkboard.

- Some people like to efface their own memories with alcohol.

- Many people seem shy, but they really just efface for meekness.

- Some females efface 75% by the 39th week of pregnancy.