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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Disabuse yourself of any notion that this is progress.
If you want to disabuse yourself of any notion that colonial American history consists entirely of peaceful Indians being exterminated by ruthless colonists, then you need only read Bailyn's account of the Virginia massacre of 1622.
Some boys just have aspects of their personalities that are considered more feminine but kindly disabuse yourself of the notion that being effeminate means you're gay - that's an offensive stereotype.
Judge Janet Case told him: "You must disabuse yourself of the Walter Mitty side to you.
So if you think there is honor in the Crown, disabuse yourself of that right now.
First, disabuse yourself of the notion that it's somehow the job of newspaper and TV reporters to make you look good.
Disabuse yourself of any lingering hormonal notion that once made you believe that if you scoffed the kids' leftover chicken dippers they would not count towards your tally because you ate them standing up.