WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY

DISABUSE

dis·a·buse [dìssə byz]

(past and past participle dis·a·bused, present participle dis·a·bus·ing, 3rd person present singular dis·a·bus·es)

TRANSITIVE VERB

  persuade that something is untrue: to tell somebody or make somebody realize that an idea is not true

EXAMPLE:

It has become urgently necessary to disabuse our youths of the belief that success can be realized overnight.

SYNONYMS:

persuade out of, disillusion, enlighten, set straight, shatter somebody’s illusions

 

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