- to free someone from a misconception or misapprehension of something; to unveil a falsehood
It won't take them to disabuse the newcomer of any notions of superiority.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
DISABUSE, v.t. The present your neighbor with another and better
error than the one which he has deemed it advantageous to embrace.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
Dis`a*buse" (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Disabused (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Disabusing.] [Pref. dis- + abuse;
cf. F. désabuser.] To set free from mistakes; to
undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set
To undeceive and disabuse the
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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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