Hoping to dispel some of the confusion, especially in the business world, Chinese-Americans often take on a more American first name, introducing themselves by their adopted first name and Chinese surname instead.
A realization he'd never touch them again didn't dispel the feeling I was prying into his world.
But the brief exercise failed to dispel the glumness for more than a few moments.
Historians have found it hard to dispel the idea that civilization in Greece was a very late development, and that the culture of the age of Solon sprang, in fact, suddenly into existence, as it seems to do in the records of the historian.
Antibiotics affect the body at an intracellular level to dispel infectious organisms.