Disarm - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪsˈɑːrm|  American pronunciation of the word disarm
Brit.  |dɪsˈɑːm|  British pronunciation of the word disarm

verb

- remove offensive capability from (syn: demilitarise, demilitarize)
- make less hostile; win over

Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely

- take away the weapons from; render harmless (syn: unarm)

Examples

The government has been unsuccessful at disarming the rebels.

The terrorists have refused to disarm.

It took more than an hour to disarm the bomb.

His hostility was soon disarmed.

We're not ready to disarm ourselves in order to make it easier for them to kill us.

Getting the rebels to disarm will not be easy.

Captured soldiers were disarmed and put into camps.

His tact and political skills disarmed his critics.

Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely

The two countries have been arming themselves for years, but now they have agreed to disarm.

...the soldiers were careful to disarm any mines they found in their path...

she tried to think of some killer of an argument, a real zinger that would disarm all opposition

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: disarm
he/she/it: disarms
present participle: disarming
past tense: disarmed
past participle: disarmed
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