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Meaning of DISABUSE

Pronunciation:  `disu'byooz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

DISABUSE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: inform



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`a*buse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disabused}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Disabusing}.] [Pref. dis- + abuse; cf. F.
To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from
fallacy or deception; to set right.

      To undeceive and disabuse the people.    --South.

      If men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse
      themselves or artifice, hypocrisy, and superstition,
      they will consider this event as an era in their
      history.                                 --J. Adams.

Thesaurus Terms
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