disabuse definition, meaning - what is disabuse in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “disabuse”

See all translations

disabuse

verb [T] uk   us   /ˌdɪs.əˈbjuːz/ formal
to cause someone no longer to have a wrong idea: He thought that all women liked children, but she soon disabused him of that (idea/notion).
Translations of “disabuse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使改變想法, 使消除誤解…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使改变想法, 使消除误解…
(Definition of disabuse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of disabuse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More