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- v. To disillusion, disabuse, free from illusion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To disenchant; to free from illusion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from illusion; disenchant; disillusion.
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Punch and Judy show -- he is judged by the success of his imitation of life, and his own appearance will speedily disillusionize his public.
In "The Lollard," when Miss Carey wants to disillusionize Angela, she does not sit down and argue her out of her insane infatuation for Fred; nor does she tell Angela that Fred is a "lollard" and weakly unmask him by describing his "lollard" points.
She pictured Martha's shocked surprise at the very idea of staying in bed just for the fun of it, but she did not disillusionize Phyllis.
Of course it helped to disillusionize him, and he began even to see that Gertrude was not as beautiful as he had once believed her to be.
You Canadians think you are the pioneers of Preference, and I am sorry to have to disillusionize you.,
He thought (and we made no effort to disillusionize him) that she had come all the way from America since the outbreak of war.
It was quite apparent that he believed that when I was at home I customarily went about in chaps, a flannel shirt and a sombrero, and, knowing the English mind, I realized that nothing was to be gained by attempting to disillusionize him.
He wondered how he could disillusionize her, shatter the dream which he could see had become a part of her life.
We tend, I think, to look upon the advice that we give to young people as something that shall disillusionize them.
I am sorry to disillusionize you, but I don't care a fig for balls and garden-parties and salons.