disabuse

Definition of disabuse

dis`a`buse´
v. t.1.To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right; - often used with of; as, to disabuse one of his illusions.
[imp. & p. p. Disabused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disabusing.]
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.

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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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