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verb as in free from belief

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Nothing could be farther from the truth, and a closer look at data can help disabuse us of this notion.

From Quartz

Meghan and Harry recognize that—indeed, in their interview they went out of their way to disabuse any notion that the Queen was to blame for their treatment.

From Time

We must disabuse ourselves of this perhaps half-ironic but still telling aphorism.

As a former agent himself, Horrigan hopes to disabuse renters of the notion that brokers are mercenary con artists.

He said he wanted to disabuse anyone who thinks the administration has “a bunch of other rabbits in our hat” to ward off default.

No amount of sweet-sounding oratory is going to disabuse him of his hard-driving partisan agenda.

You'd be surprised how often my fellow British Jews are required to disabuse U.S. friends of such delusions.

Of this view we had to disabuse them, and in consequence found them all very tiresome.

“And disabuse your mind of those fancies, George,” he said, as they walked down to the gate.

Do you think it is not possible, by the interposition of friends, to disabuse your unfortunate husband?

I wished either to convince myself absolutely upon these points or to disabuse my mind of all prejudice.

Well, I shall not disabuse them of their beliefs concerning me.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disabuse, such as: debunk, disillusion, enlighten, correct, disenchant, and expose.

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