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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
dis•a•buse /ˌdɪsəˈbyuz/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object + of + object],-bused, -bus•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- to free (someone) from deception or error:Let me disabuse you of that foolish idea.
(dis′ə byo̅o̅z′), v.t., -bused, -bus•ing.
- to free (a person) from deception or error.
- French désabuser. See dis-1, abuse
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
disabuse /ˌdɪsəˈbjuːz/ vb
- (transitive) usually followed by of: to rid (oneself, another person, etc) of a mistaken or misguided idea; set right
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