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disabuse (someone or oneself) of (something)

To stop someone or oneself from continuing to believe something that is false. After being so ill, I had to disabuse myself of the notion that work is more important than my health.
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disabuse someone of something

to rid someone of an incorrect idea. Please allow me to disabuse you of that assumption. Please disabuse yourself of the notion that you are perfect.
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Instead, the book takes this language's impossibility as a given and continues to investigate how it is that Wittgenstein uses his language in the relevant passages to subtly disabuse his readers of their psychological tendency towards such grammatical illusions.
Rather than encouraging profligate wantonness, the effect of these films is to disabuse the viewers of self-abuse.
It took years for our coaches to disabuse themselves of such erroneous mythology.
I would try to explain what the text meant in its original situation, which often involved, among other things, trying to disabuse my audience of various ideas they might have had about what the text meant.
They would disabuse anyone of the notion that to be philosophical means to pontificate, be obscure, or delay action.
Aleem Abdul Aziz Mimbantas, chairman of the MILF peace panel, noted the "need to develop a true and correct understanding of the conflict in Mindanao and to disabuse our minds from a fragmented understanding of the conflict.
Dole is doing nothing to disabuse voters of the any-woman-will-do notion.
Thus, obviously, either the media has failed to adequately inform and disabuse the public of misconceptions initiated by politicians, or else immigration really has become much worse a problem than it was.
Now that I have acquainted you with my biases, let me disabuse you of their implications.
However, she said 'in order not to cast doubt on the integrity and impartiality of the Presiding Judge and to disabuse the mind of the accused and her counsel who have expressed serious doubts on her objectivity in resolving this case due to the adverse orders issued against her, the court, acting on its sound discretion, voluntarily inhibits herself from further hearing the case.
Lackey's aim is to disabuse readers of the idea that because many don't consider Hitler and the Nazis to be "true" Christians that they were not religiously motivated, much less Christian, and therefore anti-Christian atheists or secular humanists at best.
Shame there's no hell to disabuse Taliban when they expect 72 (unfortunate) virgins.
I have not seen anything to disabuse the report that the government knew about this," he had added.
Some boys just have aspects of their personalities that are considered more feminine but kindly disabuse yourself of the notion that being effeminate means you're gay - that's an offensive stereotype.