Answer: to make right
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The prefix dis- has the sense of undoing the effect of a verb so it's not surprising that disabuse means "to undeceive." English speakers didn't come up with the idea of joining "dis-" to "abuse" all on their own however. It was the French who first appended their prefix "dés-" to their verb "abuser."
disabuse verb (usually in collocate 'disabuse someone of an idea or notion') enlighten correct set right open the eyes of set straight shatter (someone's) illusions free from error undeceive I did not disabuse them of this notion
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verb (used with object) dis·a·bused dis·a·bus·ing. to free (a person) from deception or error.
Disabuse : to free from mistaken beliefs or foolish hopes. Synonyms: disenchant disillusion undeceive… Find the right word. SINCE 1828. GAMES & QUIZZES THESAURUS ...
disabuse However the heavy losses their troops sustained between 1914 and 1916 disabused commanders of many of these ideas. From the Cambridge English Corpus The need now is ...