Disabuse meaning

dĭsə-byo͝oz
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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To free from a falsehood or misconception.
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To rid (someone) of false ideas.
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To free (someone) of a misconception or misapprehension; to unveil a falsehood held by (somebody).
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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