from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To free from a falsehood or misconception: I must disabuse you of your feelings of grandeur.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To free (someone) of a misconception or misapprehension; to unveil a falsehood held by (somebody).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right; -- often used with of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from mistake; undeceive; relieve from fallacy or deception; set right: as, it is our duty to disabuse ourselves of false notions and prejudices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
French désabuser : dés-, dis- + abuser, to delude (from Old French, to misuse; see abuse).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dis- + abuse. (Wiktionary)