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disabuse

verb [T] uk   /ˌdɪs.əˈbjuːz/ formal us  
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)
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