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undeceive

[uhn-di-seev] /ˌʌn dɪˈsiv/
verb (used with object), undeceived, undeceiving.
1.
to free from deception, fallacy, or mistake.
Origin of undeceive
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-2 + deceive
Related forms
undeceivable, adjective
undeceiver, noun
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  • The Osmia considers herself at home; and the other does nothing to undeceive her.

    The Mason-bees J. Henri Fabre
  • I hope that she is under a delusion: it will be easy for you to undeceive her.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • And that dear old captain would most likely imagine the worst without her being able to undeceive him.

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • To no end did Nelly try to undeceive her father on this head.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • He is abused, And I must undeceive him—own my love, And heart and hand at his disposal lay.

    The Love-Chase James Sheridan Knowles
  • Well, it was pretty trying, but Davies strove to explain and to undeceive.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • He took me for Mary, do you see, Peter; and I was not going to undeceive him?

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • He evidently thought his agent was still in the woods, and I was not disposed to undeceive him.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • He thought he was speaking to the same person that he had left in the chaise, and I did not undeceive him.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • But as the General said: 'Even if that were so, it was kinder not to undeceive them.

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
British Dictionary definitions for undeceive

undeceive

/ˌʌndɪˈsiːv/
verb
1.
(transitive) to reveal the truth to (someone previously misled or deceived); enlighten
Derived Forms
undeceivable, adjective
undeceiver, noun
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