disabuse


dis·abuse

verb \ˌdis-ə-ˈbyüz\

: to show or convince (someone) that a belief is incorrect

Full Definition of DISABUSE

transitive verb
:  to free from error, fallacy, or misconception

Examples of DISABUSE

  1. <let me disabuse you of your foolish notions about married life>

Origin of DISABUSE

French désabuser, from dés- dis- + abuser to abuse
First Known Use: circa 1611

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