demythologize :

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  • v  remove the mythical element from (writings)
    the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

  • My job was to try to demythologize the subject.
  • It would be helpful for everyone to demythologize his thinking instead of nourishing absolute images of good guys and bad guys.
  • It is not enough to demythologize and then throw away.

  • John Searle in New York Times
    Precisely by inculcating a critical attitude,Searle wrote, "the 'canon' served to demythologize the conventional pieties of the American bourgeoisie and provided the student with a perspective from which to critically analyze American...

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