disabuse disabuse  /dɪs ə ˈbjus/


  • (v) free somebody (from an erroneous belief)


  1. It would take a lot to disabuse me of the notion that my highest and best use is to keep building that consensus.
  2. Putin appears to be doing little to disabuse the world of that suspicion, and France is clearly playing along.
  3. The new deal is unlikely to disabuse Libyans of the belief that foreigners, rather than officials with their own government, are at fault.


  • Michael Gene Sullivan: Bread and Circuses

    We must arouse ourselves from the pleasant dream that everything is, basically, alright. We must disabuse ourselves of the fallacy that as long as we don't see stormtroopers in the streets our freedoms must still be intact.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post


  1. "They kind of disabuse you of the notion of your greatness pretty quickly," Damon said. "There's a routine that you get into with kids that precludes you from going back to your single days. I'm probably more boring than I used to be. I go to...
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Matt Damon Source: PopEater

  2. "I tell people, 'He's an idiot,"' Colbert said, referring to his alter ego. "I say, 'Disabuse me of my ignorance."
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Stephen Colbert Source: CNN

  3. "I'd rather not pick a number as the resting point. The markets are currently toying with something like 2% or 2.25%. I have no particular desire today to either encourage or or disabuse them," Mr Stevens said.
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Glenn Stevens Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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