disabuse (someone or oneself) of (something)

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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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I was careful never to disabuse him of the notion - it was good to keep him on his toes.
One way to disabuse him of these misconceptions would be to ban him from the Metro for life, an ASBO, in other words, another would be to hike up the fines for persistent offenders to the point where they have some significance.
The Dreamers did nothing to disabuse him of that notion as they trampled the fawning opposition.