disabuse

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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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Biography, at its most useful, disabuses us from myth, but Churchill has no such ambitions.
Whatever date Blair chooses, let's hope he disabuses himself of one myth to which he clings so resolutely.
The "federation," a congress of equals, facilitates information-sharing among members and disabuses what Ross describes as the 120-year-old company's "colonial image."
In doing so he disabuses us of the conservative myth that government did everything it could to help the poor.