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Disabuse definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISABUSE, v.t. disabuze. [See Abuse.] To free from mistake; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right. It is our duty to disabuse ourselves of false notions and prejudices.
If men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, hypocrisy and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: French désabuser, from dés- dis- + abuser to abuse Date: circa 1611 to free from error, fallacy, or misconception

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 (foll. by of) free from a mistaken idea. 2 disillusion, undeceive.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disabuse Dis`a*buse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disabused; p. pr. & vb. n. Disabusing.] [Pref. dis- + abuse; cf. F. d['e]sabuser.] To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right. To undeceive and disabuse the people. --South. If men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves or artifice, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. --J. Adams.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(disabuses, disabusing, disabused) If you disabuse someone of something, you tell them or persuade them that what they believe is in fact untrue. (FORMAL) Their view of country people was that they like to please strangers. I did not disabuse them of this notion. VERB: V n of n, also V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Undeceive, set right.

Moby Thesaurus

amend, awaken, break the spell, burst the bubble, conflict, contention, correct, debunk, difference, disaccord, disappoint, disenchant, disillude, disillusion, disillusionize, dissension, dissent, dissidence, disunity, emend, enlighten, expose, free, illuminate, let down easy, let in on, liberate, prick the bubble, purge, put straight, rectify, redress, release, set right, set straight, show up, strife, tell the truth, unblindfold, uncharm, undeceive, unspell, wake up



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