Part of speech: verb

To rid of a false notion; undeceive.

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Usage examples "disabuse":

  1. In her heart she was glad of the rather long walk to Madam Sturtevant's, since during it she would have opportunity to stop at some neighbors' doors, hear what they had to say, and promptly disabuse their minds of whatever wild notions they had that day acquired. - "The Brass Bound Box", Evelyn Raymond.
  2. The fact, that her baggage had consisted only of a small bag that she carried on her arm, would lend probability to this idea, yet, such was the generous character of the young detective, he hesitated to give credit to this suspicion, and indeed took every pains to disabuse himself of it by inquiring of the ticket- agent, whether it was true, as he had heard, that Miss Dare had left town on that day for a visit to her friends in Buffalo. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. In 1825, the Austrians, deeming, doubtless, his " Royal Highness" had had sufficient time to disabuse himself of his belief, released him after a captivity of more than six years and a half. - "Claimants to Royalty", John H. Ingram.