dis·en·chant | \ˌdis-in-ˈchant \

Definition of disenchant 

transitive verb

: to free from illusion

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Other Words from disenchant

disenchanter noun
disenchanting adjective
disenchantingly \-ˈchan-tiŋ-lē \ adverb
disenchantment \-mənt \ noun

Synonyms for disenchant


disabuse, disillusion, undeceive

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Examples of disenchant in a Sentence

if you thought that you could pass this course without doing any work, let me be the first to disenchant you

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Witty and sharp-tongued, Sobchak cast herself as a champion of liberal freedoms, seeking to win over some of Navalny’s supporters and others who are disenchanted with Putin. Washington Post, "A self-assured Putin seems confident of electoral victory," 15 Mar. 2018 The Marlins are hopeful the 25th anniversary will help reconnect with fans who have been disenchanted by years of losing, low payrolls and controversial trades of popular players. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins 25th Anniversary Weekend series will feature 1993 ticket prices," 10 May 2018 But many liberal Democrats were disenchanted with him. David Stout, New York Times, "John V. Tunney, Boxer’s Son Who Lasted One Term in the Senate, Dies at 83," 12 Jan. 2018 De Leon is the candidate of progressives disenchanted with Feinstein’s history of intermittent ideological heresy and relative friendliness toward Republicans. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Why Republicans Are Fighting So Hard to Get Into California’s Gubernatorial Election," 24 May 2018 But in 2014, the party started to fracture as some liberal groups grew disenchanted with Cuomo's moderate record and his relationship with Republicans who control the state Senate. USA TODAY, "Cynthia Nixon wins Working Families Party support against Andrew Cuomo," 14 Apr. 2018 She was disenchanted with the Parent-Teacher Association and created the Home School Association. Mort Mazor, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Former Tenafly, N. J. mayor makes Bellaggio her second home," 2 Apr. 2018 But the family ultimately decamped to New York after less than a year, disenchanted by muddling tourists and journalists. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' Former Georgetown House Is For Sale," 6 June 2016 At the same time, high school friends who'd headed off to elite schools like Columbia University and Pomona College were also trickling back to Anchorage, disenchanted. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "This UAA grad sought college success out of state, but found it back home," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of disenchant

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disenchant

Middle French desenchanter, from des- dis- + enchanter to enchant

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evasion of direct action or statement

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