Definition of dispel
- dispel a rumor
This report should dispel any doubts you have about the plan.
She made an official statement to dispel any rumors about her retirement.
The experience dispelled some of our fears about the process.
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: to make (something, such as a belief, feeling, or idea) go away or end
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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