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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He'll also disabuse you of the notion that Americans spend every waking hour mainlining junk food.
Judge An official with no sense of justice, appointed to disabuse you of the belief that you had just backed a winner.
I'M sorry I must disabuse you of the naive idea that your husband's friendship with his lady friend is platonic.
IF YOU ever questioned the ban on using mobile phones while driving then the tragic case of Maureen Waites should disabuse you of it.
If you've ever suspected that you value your relationship with your dog beyond all rational thought, the two-part "Nature" documentary "Dogs that Changed the World," beginning tonight, will gratifyingly disabuse you of that fear.
If you ever entertained the notion that practicing civil rights law against the likes of Danner, Powell and their various toadies might be an easy way to make a lot of money, this book would quickly disabuse you of that fantasy.
Now that I have acquainted you with my biases, let me disabuse you of their implications.