disabuse(redirected from disabuses)
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to free a person from deception, error, or misconception: I want to disabuse you of your opinion of the gentleman.
Not to be confused with:
abuse – mishandle; misapply; pervert; revile, malign; mistreat: The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
tr.v. dis·a·bused, dis·a·bus·ing, dis·a·bus·es
To free from a falsehood or misconception: "It's up to you whether you want to disabuse your students of their fantasy that A's are guaranteed" (Rachel Kadish).
[French désabuser : dés-, dis- + abuser, to delude (from Old French, to misuse; see abuse).]
(usually foll by: of) to rid (oneself, another person, etc) of a mistaken or misguided idea; set right
v.t. -bused, -bus•ing.
to free from deception or error.
[1605–15; < French désabuser]
Past participle: disabused
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|Verb||1.||disabuse - free somebody (from an erroneous belief)|
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"