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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On the basis of the evidence so far, one must disabuse oneself of the notion that from 1933 on Hindemith was either an "internal emigrant" while in Germany or "in exile" [in Switzerland] or later, while he was continuing his sojourns in the United States, begun in 1937 (CNE, p.
To be in Wendy's is to understand that there can be no one other; it is to disabuse oneself of that foolish hope, and thereby resume the animal in its more lonely, more mobbed mode of comportment.