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dis·arm

 (dĭs-ärm′)
v. dis·armed, dis·arm·ing, dis·arms
v.tr.
1.
a. To divest of a weapon or weapons.
b. To deprive of the means of attack or defense; render harmless: "Have the courage to appear poor, and you disarm poverty of its sharpest sting" (Washington Irving).
2.
a. To overcome or allay the suspicion, hostility, or antagonism of.
b. To win the confidence of.
v.intr.
1. To lay down arms.
2. To reduce or abolish armed forces.

[Middle English disarmen, from Old French desarmer : des-, dis- + armer, to arm (from Latin armāre, from arma, weapons; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

dis·arm′er n.

disarm

(dɪsˈɑːm)
vb
1. (Military) (tr) to remove defensive or offensive capability from (a country, army, etc)
2. (tr) to deprive of weapons
3. (Military) (tr) to remove the triggering device of (a bomb, shell, etc)
4. (tr) to win the confidence or affection of
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) (of a nation, etc) to decrease the size and capability of one's armed forces
6. (intr) to lay down weapons
disˈarmer n

dis•arm

(dɪsˈɑrm)

v.t.
1. to deprive of a weapon or weapons.
2. to remove the actuating device from: to disarm a bomb.
3. to deprive of the means of attack or defense: The lack of logic disarmed his argument.
4. to win the affection or approval of.
v.i.
5. to lay down one's weapons.
6. to reduce or limit the size, equipment, armament, etc., of armed forces.
[1325–75; < Old French desarmer]
dis•arm′er, n.

disarm


Past participle: disarmed
Gerund: disarming

Imperative
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Present
I disarm
you disarm
he/she/it disarms
we disarm
you disarm
they disarm
Preterite
I disarmed
you disarmed
he/she/it disarmed
we disarmed
you disarmed
they disarmed
Present Continuous
I am disarming
you are disarming
he/she/it is disarming
we are disarming
you are disarming
they are disarming
Present Perfect
I have disarmed
you have disarmed
he/she/it has disarmed
we have disarmed
you have disarmed
they have disarmed
Past Continuous
I was disarming
you were disarming
he/she/it was disarming
we were disarming
you were disarming
they were disarming
Past Perfect
I had disarmed
you had disarmed
he/she/it had disarmed
we had disarmed
you had disarmed
they had disarmed
Future
I will disarm
you will disarm
he/she/it will disarm
we will disarm
you will disarm
they will disarm
Future Perfect
I will have disarmed
you will have disarmed
he/she/it will have disarmed
we will have disarmed
you will have disarmed
they will have disarmed
Future Continuous
I will be disarming
you will be disarming
he/she/it will be disarming
we will be disarming
you will be disarming
they will be disarming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disarming
you have been disarming
he/she/it has been disarming
we have been disarming
you have been disarming
they have been disarming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disarming
you will have been disarming
he/she/it will have been disarming
we will have been disarming
you will have been disarming
they will have been disarming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disarming
you had been disarming
he/she/it had been disarming
we had been disarming
you had been disarming
they had been disarming
Conditional
I would disarm
you would disarm
he/she/it would disarm
we would disarm
you would disarm
they would disarm
Past Conditional
I would have disarmed
you would have disarmed
he/she/it would have disarmed
we would have disarmed
you would have disarmed
they would have disarmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disarm - remove offensive capability from
arm, gird, build up, fortify - prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
2.disarm - make less hostile; win over; "Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely"
convince, win over, convert - make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
3.disarm - take away the weapons fromdisarm - take away the weapons from; render harmless
demilitarise, demilitarize - do away with the military organization and potential of
deprive, divest, strip - take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

disarm

verb
1. demilitarize, disband, demobilize, deactivate, lay down weapons The forces in the territory should disarm.
2. win over, persuade, convert, charm, appease, sweeten, mollify She did her best to disarm her critics.
Translations
يَتَخَلَّص من الأسْلِحَهيُلَطِّف الغَضَب، يُلَيِّنيَنْزَع أو يُجَرِّد من السِّلاح
odzbrojit
afrusteafvæbne
lefegyverez
afvopnaafvopnastheilla
nuginklavimasnuginkluotinusiginklavimasnusiginkluotipavergiantis
atbruņotatbruņoties
odzbrojiť
silâhsız hâle getirmeksilâhsızlanmakyatıştırmakyumuşatmak

disarm

[dɪsˈɑːm]
A. VT
1. (Mil) [+ troops, attacker] → desarmar
2. (= deactivate) [+ bomb] → desactivar
3. (= conciliate) [+ opponent] → desarmar
4. (= render ineffective) [+ criticism] → echar por tierra, desbaratar; [+ opposition] → desbaratar
B. VI (Mil) → desarmarse

disarm

[ˌdɪsˈɑːrm]
vt
(take weapons from) [+ troops, soldiers] → désarmer; [+ country, régime] → désarmer
(fig) [+ critic, opponent] → désarmer
vi [country, régime] → désarmer

disarm

vt (lit, fig)entwaffnen
vi (Mil) → abrüsten

disarm

[dɪsˈɑːm]
1. vtdisarmare
2. vi (Mil) → disarmarsi

disarm

(disˈaːm) verb
1. to take away weapons from. He crept up from behind and managed to disarm the gunman.
2. to get rid of weapons of war. Not until peace was made did the victors consider it safe to disarm.
3. to make less hostile; to charm.
disˈarmament noun
the act of doing away with war-weapons.
disˈarming adjective
charming. a disarming smile.
disˈarmingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Such a treaty was made in ages gone by, through the deviltries of the Dutchers, who wished to disarm the natives that had the best right to the country, where they had settled themselves.
You are endeavouring to disarm me by reason, and to convince me against my will.
My young lady gave him several looks, as if she could not exactly make up her mind what to think of him; but now he smiled when he met her eye, and softened his voice in addressing her; and I was foolish enough to imagine the memory of her mother might disarm him from desiring her injury.
The Disinherited Knight had no sooner reached his pavilion, than squires and pages in abundance tendered their services to disarm him, to bring fresh attire, and to offer him the refreshment of the bath.
His explanation about the umbrella was made up to disarm suspicion.
You disarm me, Gladys," he cried, catching the wilfulness of her mood.
The guard had closed around them in vain effort to disarm them, when "A rescuer" shouted Will Stutely's clear voice on one side of them, and "A rescue
And when he returns to this chamber," he was saying, "as he surely will when he finds she does not meet him at the city's edge, you four are to spring upon him and disarm him.
Even the propitiatory gestures of the creature failed to disarm me.
The count looked around him with an expression which might have softened tigers, but which could not disarm his judges.
But when you disarm them, you at once offend them by showing that you distrust them, either for cowardice or for want of loyalty, and either of these opinions breeds hatred against you.
Gomez whipped out his knife, however, and but for the huge strength of his captor, which enabled him to disarm him with one hand, he would certainly have stabbed him.