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disabuse

[ dis-uh-byooz ]
/ 藢d瑟s 蓹藞byuz /
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verb (used with object), dis路a路bused, dis路a路bus路ing.
to free (a person) from deception or error.
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Origin of disabuse

From the French word d茅sabuser, dating back to 1605鈥15. See dis-1, abuse

OTHER WORDS FROM disabuse

dis路a路bus路al, noun
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How to use disabuse in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disabuse

disabuse
/ (藢d瑟s蓹藞bju藧z) /

verb
(tr usually foll by of) to rid (oneself, another person, etc) of a mistaken or misguided idea; set right

Derived forms of disabuse

disabusal, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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