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- v. To deliver from the state of a fool; to awaken the mind of; to undeceive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deliver from the state of a fool; to awaken the mind of; to undeceive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To change from a foolish nature; restore from the state or condition of a fool. To open the eyes of to a sense of folly.
- To undeceive.
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A man's way out of error lies through the paths of conviction; and he that recovers a fool must first unbefool him to that degree, as to persuade him of his folly: for it is a thing against nature and reason for a man to think of amendment, who at the same time thinks himself perfect.
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