What does the word dispel mean?

Usage examples for dispel

  1. But the facts render it easy to dispel this false belief. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. Had his conduct during his life left a doubt of his genuine Catholicism, and hypocritical profession of Protestantism, the last moments of his existence were sufficient to dispel them. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  3. One kind word, or even one mild look, will oftentimes dispel thick gathering gloom from the countenance of an affectionate husband, or wife. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur