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disabuse


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disabuse 
  v  :  free  somebody  (from  an  erroneous  belief) 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DISABUSE,  v.t.  The  present  your  neighbor  with  another  and  better 
  error  than  the  one  which  he  has  deemed  it  advantageous  to  embrace. 
 
 




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