Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 23:30
From dis- + abuse.
disabuse (third-person singular simple present disabuses, present participle disabusing, simple past and past participle disabused)
- (transitive) To free (someone) of a misconception or misapprehension; to unveil a falsehood held by (somebody).
- 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 140:
- If we had any hopes or illusions about the National Party before they came into office, we were disabused of them quickly.
free of a misconception
- Dutch: ontdoen (nl), terugbrengen van een dwaling,uit de droom helpen