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'Disenchant'

Definition of 'disenchant'
From: WordNet
verb
Free from enchantment [syn: disenchant, disillusion] [ant: delight, enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, ravish, transport]
Definition of 'Disenchant'
From: GCIDE
Disenchant \Dis`en*chant"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disenchanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Disenchanting.] [Pref. dis- + enchant: cf. F. d['e]senchanter.]
1. To free from enchantment; to deliver from the power of charms or spells. [1913 Webster]
Haste to thy work; a noble stroke or two Ends all the charms, and disenchants the grove. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
2. to free (a person) from fascination or delusion; to destroy the false hopes or overoptimistic expectations of (a person); to disillusion; -- used with people or events as the agent (subject); as, the candidate was disenchanted by the low turnout at the rally. [PJC]
Synonyms of 'disenchant'
awaken, break the spell, burst the bubble, correct, debunk, disabuse, disappoint, disillude, disillusion, disillusionize, enlighten, expose, let down easy, let in on, prick the bubble, put straight, set right, set straight, show up, tell the truth, unblindfold, uncharm, undeceive, unspell, wake up
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