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Meaning of DISARM

Pronunciation:  dis'ârm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  remove offensive capability from
  2. [v]  take away the weapons from; render harmless
  3. [v]  make less hostile; win over; "Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely"
 

DISARM is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: demilitarise, demilitarize, unarm
 
 Antonyms: arm, build up, fortify, gird
 
 See Also: convert, convince, deprive, divest, strip, win over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*arm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disarming}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Disarming}.] [OE. desarmen, F. d['e]sarmer; pref. d['e]s-
(L. dis-) + armer to arm. See {Arm}.]
1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to
   deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render
   defenseless.

         Security disarms the best-appointed army. --Fuller.

         The proud was half disarmed of pride. --Tennyson.

2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to
   render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allure, appease, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, conciliate, cripple, deactivate, decommission, deflate, demilitarize, demobilize, disable, disband, enchain, enchant, fascinate, gag, hamstring, handcuff, hobble, hog-tie, immobilize, incapacitate, knock out, manacle, mollify, muzzle, pacify, paralyze, placate, propitiate, prostrate, put at ease, reconcile, reconvert, set at ease, sheathe the sword, silence, strangle, throttle, truss up, win over
 

 

 

 

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