Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of disabuse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective freed of a mistaken or misguided notion

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Examples

  • Most people wouldn't DEMAND to know someone's politics or candidate they voted for under the same rules you purport to apply to religious persons, so that they could be 'disabused' of their personal views and choices.

    [unpopular opinions] cost many readers

  • Well, I'm pretty sure the people of Haditha have been "disabused" of that notion.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Well, I'm pretty sure the people of Haditha have been "disabused" of that notion.

    The "Last Throes" of the Pro-War Right

  • It disabused the South African government of any notion that apartheid was selling abroad, and thus that they could shed their pariah status without putting an end to it.

    The Good Fight

  • It disabused the South African government of any notion that apartheid was selling abroad, and thus that they could shed their pariah status without putting an end to it.

    The Good Fight

  • It disabused the South African government of any notion that apartheid was selling abroad, and thus that they could shed their pariah status without putting an end to it.

    The Good Fight

  • Dr. Griffin himself made the amazingly wrong claim that there was not enough Xenon in the world to support large scale solar electric propulsion when a simple phone call to one of the manufacturers would have disabused him of that mistaken notion.

    NASA Faces Tough Choices & Needs an Administrator Now - NASA Watch

  • He went into private practice "in hopes that I could be an independent Clarence Darrow type," but he "quickly became disabused of the notion that you could ever control your own schedule," let alone do it all pro-bono.

    Litigating for Liberty

  • The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan disabused us of this notion.

    The President's Risky Defense Strategy

  • But the first people that approached me they had produced the popular documentary Murderball about quadriplegic athletes who play wheelchair rugby quickly disabused me of that notion.

    Welcome to My World

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