disabuse


disabuse
I verb acquaint, admonish, advise, air, announce, apprise, awaken, brief, clear the mind, communicate, convey, correct, debunk, direct the attention to, disclose, disillusion, divulge, edify, educate, enlarge the mind, enlighten, eripere, expose, fill with information, free from a mistaken belief, free from error, give to understand, illumine, impart, indicate, inform, instruct, lay open, let know, make known, manifest, notify, open the mind, point out, prove, put right, put straight, recount, rectify, relate, remedy, remove falsehood, report, reveal, rid of deception, set right, set straight, specify, state, straighten out, teach, tell the truth, unbeguile, unblindfold, uncover, undeceive, unfold, unfool, unmask, unveil, vent II index debunk, inform (notify), reveal

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  • disabuse — dis a*buse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disabused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disabusing}.] [Pref. dis + abuse; cf. F. d[ e]sabuser.] To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right; often used with of; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disabuse — 1610s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + ABUSE (Cf. abuse). Related: Disabused; disabusing …   Etymology dictionary

  • disabuse — *rid, clear, unburden, purge Analogous words: *free, liberate, release: enlighten, *illuminate Contrasted words: mislead, delude, *deceive: *dupe, gull …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disabuse — ► VERB ▪ persuade (someone) that an idea or belief is mistaken …   English terms dictionary

  • disabuse — [dis΄ə byo͞oz′] vt. disabused, disabusing to rid of false ideas …   English World dictionary

  • disabuse — dis|a|buse [ˌdısəˈbju:z] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: dis + ABUSE2 to deceive (15 18 centuries)] to persuade someone that what they believe is not true disabuse sb of sth ▪ I tried to disabuse him of that notion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disabuse — [[t]dɪ̱səbju͟ːz[/t]] disabuses, disabusing, disabused VERB If you disabuse someone of something, you tell them or persuade them that what they believe is in fact untrue. [FORMAL] [V n of n] Their view of country people was that they like to… …   English dictionary

  • disabuse — UK [ˌdɪsəˈbjuːz] / US [ˌdɪsəˈbjuz] verb [transitive] Word forms disabuse : present tense I/you/we/they disabuse he/she/it disabuses present participle disabusing past tense disabused past participle disabused formal to make someone realize that… …   English dictionary

  • disabuse — v. (D; tr.) to disabuse of * * * [ˌdɪsə bjuːz] (D;tr.) to disabuseof …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disabuse — [ˌdɪsə bju:z] verb (usu. disabuse someone of) persuade (someone) that an idea or belief is mistaken …   English new terms dictionary


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