Translation of desengañar in English:

desengañar

to disillusion, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (decepcionar)
    to disillusion
    la vida lo ha desengañado he's been disillusioned by life
  • 2

    (sacar del engaño)
    todavía cree en los Reyes Magos, no lo desengañes he still believes in Santa Claus, don't spoil it for him
    • hay que desengañarlo, no lo van a llamar we must get him to face facts, they aren't going to call him

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (decepcionarse)
    to become disillusioned
    desengañarse de algo to become disillusioned with /about sth
    • se ha desengañado del matrimonio he's become disillusioned with / about marriage
  • 2

    (salir del engaño)
    desengáñate, no vas a conseguir ese puesto stop kidding yourself / don't fool yourself, you're not going to get that job informal
    • más vale que se desengañe, no le va a ser tan fácil como piensa he'd better stop deluding himself, it's not going to be as easy as he thinks