disabuse


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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.
Home Office document and the one at www.homeofflce.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/hosb601.pdf make fascinating reading and will disabuse many of the simplistic notion that the U.S.
If the assembled architects have anything in common, it is to disabuse Messrs IN-EX of the 'customize' idea; many speak in a pleasantly pragmatic manner.
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.
The bench said ECP should not disabuse itself that constitutional and legal provisions are cosmetic as the responsibility placed on the ECP by the Constitution and the law must be fulfilled.The Constitution also empowers the Election Commission of Pakistan to get requisite information from any executive authority.
According to him, no employee of the ECG would lose their jobs in the event of the planned takeover, and urged the employees to disabuse their minds of job losses.
She added that, 'We also give counselling to (PLWHA) to let them know that being positive is not the end of their lives and also disabuse their mind on the stereotype.'
They must disabuse themselves of this notion; riders and passengers face the same level of risk and the rules must apply to both.