Disabuse Definition

dĭsə-byo͝oz
disabused, disabuses, disabusing
verb
To rid (someone) of false ideas.
Webster's New World
To free from a falsehood or misconception.
American Heritage
Disabuse is defined as to free from a misconception.
An example of to disabuse is to tell children that they are not going to be having ice cream sundaes every night.
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Origin of Disabuse

  • French désabuser dés- dis- abuser to delude (from Old French to misuse abuse)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dis- +‎ abuse.

    From Wiktionary

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