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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We should disabuse ourselves of the notion that proximity or "getting to know" others of a different race or religion is the silver bullet.
It is clear that to address the transboundary haze problem, we need to disabuse ourselves of the belief that garden hoses, cloud-seeding and a couple of light scooper helicopters with buckets can fight the fires of the magnitude we have seen.
Let's disabuse ourselves of the notion that pulling the trigger--knowing how to is the same as "shooting the rifle".
We must disabuse ourselves of such quasi-fascist views, especially at a time when there are disturbing signs across North America that governments are embracing increasingly quasi-fascist measures to intrude in, and even exercise control over, our private lives, as they chip away at liberties and rights it took centuries of struggle to obtain.
Here Weil's specter is still reciting her clarion call for us to disabuse ourselves of our misguided uses of force, now carried and blanketed within our destructive public phraseologies.
In addition, while these tech folk all talk about innovation, let us finally disabuse ourselves of the ridiculous notion that we can innovate ourselves, or our small businesses, out of this mess.
First, we must disabuse ourselves of the tendency to think what "some say" has any bearing on the actual answer.
Let's firstly disabuse ourselves of the notion that cuts are going to address the deep dissatisfaction that many of us feel with the centralised and convoluted bureaucratic mess in public services.
So the sooner we disabuse ourselves of false hopes about solutions to poverty being just around the corner, as a product of investment decisions in the global arena, the better.
The line of argumentation runs as follows: (1) things like "empowerment" and "participation" are making today's organizations better places to work, or so we are told; (2) using postmodern social theory (especially the work of Michel Foucault), we can disabuse ourselves of this myth; and (3) we need to develop innovative strategies--the so-called "possibilities of resistance"--that counter the organizational arrangements associated with this spurious notion of empowerment.
Following Kang, we must begin to disabuse ourselves of believing in the inevitability of the grossly inequitable and exploitative gendered division of labor in the global assembly line, one in which the gendered position is fixed and immutable, and usually not a transition to some better condition.
That way we never have to disabuse ourselves of our rural dreams by experiencing the reality of the country.
We ought to disabuse ourselves of the notion that we can have a perfect health care system in which no one is ever misdiagnosed, mismanaged, or missed altogether.
But we have to disabuse ourselves of the idea that instituting federalism in our country is as easy as turning on a light switch.