unsell
transitive verb (unsold; -selling) Date: circa 1929 1. to dissuade from a belief in the truth, value, or desirability of something <
ads that unsell the public on energy consumption
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2. to discourage a belief in the truth, value, or desirability of <
I unsold the coat he wanted and sold him another
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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