- (transitive) usually followed by of: to rid (oneself, another person, etc) of a mistaken or misguided idea; set right
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- to free (someone) from deception or error:Let me disabuse you of that foolish idea.
v.t., -bused, -bus•ing.
- to free (a person) from deception or error.
- French désabuser. See dis-1, abuse