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disabuse

[dis-uh-byooz] /ˌdɪs əˈbyuz/
verb (used with object), disabused, disabusing.
1.
to free (a person) from deception or error.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < French désabuser. See dis-1, abuse
Related forms
disabusal, noun
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  • disabuse yourself especially of the belief that any grace or flow of style can come from writing rapidly.
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  • It is the function of elders to disabuse the children of their foolishness, while showing them the riches of the better choices.
  • But a look at history should disabuse investors of that notion.
  • Let s disabuse our mind of the authorities and listen once in the while to the crackpots.
  • There is always, of course, something waiting for me mere moments into the day's ride to disabuse me of that vision.
  • In fairness, the band doesn't exactly try to disabuse us of that notion, admirably so.
  • If you ever have the tendency to think that the camera makes the photographer, he will quickly disabuse you of that notion.
  • Goldman was under no obligation to disabuse them of their opinions.
  • Before you suggest others learn history, you might take some steps to disabuse yourself of your own drooling ignorance.
British Dictionary definitions for disabuse

disabuse

/ˌdɪsəˈbjuːz/
verb
1.
(transitive) usually foll by of. to rid (oneself, another person, etc) of a mistaken or misguided idea; set right
Derived Forms
disabusal, noun
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Word Origin and History for disabuse
v.

1610s, from dis- + abuse (v.). Related: Disabused; disabusing.

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