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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They must disabuse themselves of this notion; riders and passengers face the same level of risk and the rules must apply to both.
Opposition leaders must play their role and disabuse themselves of the notion that they are in government.
But earlier, in 2012, following a two-month standoff between Philippine and Chinese ships at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, Roque, in a commentary published in the Inquirer on June 4 of that year, said that Philippine officials should beware and disabuse themselves of any notion that the no-fishing policy China just announced by the latter meant a Chinese retreat from Panatag.
That is why those of us who entertained the notion, after last week's dramatic events, that Israel, by hitting a wrong button or two in Washington it should not have hit, has finally alienated the US and thus a shift in America's Middle East posture is imminent, should disabuse themselves of that notion.
In the course of unfolding his analysis of the Iranian challenge, Jones, perhaps unintentionally, gave his congressional hosts an opportunity to disabuse themselves of easy answers, including his own.
This would all be so clear if the welfare- dependant parasites would disabuse themselves of the misconception under which they are laboring, that they (or their children, or their neighbors) mean anything - anything at all - to the boorish, stupid, incapable-of-rational-thought, slavish, sycophantic donation-prostitutes they keep electing.
Finally, officials must disabuse themselves of the notion that $1 trillion in federal spending will result in a net increase in jobs.
Looking at this treasure trove of analogies, it is useful for lawyers to disabuse themselves of a tendency which I like to call, and which others have called, Blackstone's fixation with the land paradigm.
Advocates of a large-scale government bail-out should disabuse themselves of the notion that the private sector can't bear the costs, because one way or another the private sector will pay, warned Holtz-Eakin.
By the same token, community leaders must disabuse themselves of the notion that someone else - usually the council - is always responsible for delivering improved services.
It took years for our coaches to disabuse themselves of such erroneous mythology.
With a declining student population because of reduced cases of examination cheating at high school, universities have the opportunity to reorganise their programmes properly, prioritising value-adding courses and doing away with superfluous courses that have dominated the timetables.In the mix of all this, lecturers must now change tack, define their priorities, act strategically and disabuse themselves of the notion that their only recourse to deprivation is strikes.