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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 ?
That the discredited and hunted lieutenant should be thus returning fearlessly of his own volition, seemed to disarm them quite as effectually as his manner toward Lady Greystoke had deceived her.
Even the propitiatory gestures of the creature failed to disarm me.
Mr Partridge acted for some time on the defensive only; indeed he attempted only to guard his face with his hands; but as he found that his antagonist abated nothing of her rage, he thought he might, at least, endeavour to disarm her, or rather to confine her arms; in doing which her cap fell off in the struggle, and her hair being too short to reach her shoulders, erected itself on her head; her stays likewise, which were laced through one single hole at the bottom, burst open; and her breasts, which were much more redundant than her hair, hung down below her middle; her face was likewise marked with the blood of her husband: her teeth gnashed with rage; and fire, such as sparkles from a smith's forge, darted from her eyes.
"Please, please," she pleaded, and she disarmed me by the words, as I was to discover they would ever disarm me.
Would you believe it, all that scene of fighting and laughing with his companions on the stairs while the porter and the two witnesses were going up, he got up on purpose to disarm suspicion.
You are endeavouring to disarm me by reason, and to convince me against my will.
Some princes, so as to hold securely the state, have disarmed their subjects; others have kept their subject towns distracted by factions; others have fostered enmities against themselves; others have laid themselves out to gain over those whom they distrusted in the beginning of their governments; some have built fortresses; some have overthrown and destroyed them.
In a moment one was disarmed, another down, and the remaining two fleeing for their lives toward the high road with Norman of Torn close at their heels.
Then, as Gryphus seemed bent upon engaging in a struggle which the pain in his wrist, and shame for having allowed himself to be disarmed, would have made desperate, Cornelius took a decisive step, belaboring his jailer with the most heroic self-possession, and selecting the exact spot for every blow of the terrible cudgel.
"Well," says Henderland, "they're disarmed -- or supposed to be -- for there's still a good deal of cold iron lying by in quiet places.
Dolokhov stood at the gate of the ruined house, letting a crowd of disarmed Frenchmen pass by.
When they were thus disarmed, and found they had made all the Spaniards their enemies, as well as their own countrymen, they began to cool, and giving the Spaniards better words, would have their arms again; but the Spaniards, considering the feud that was between them and the other two Englishmen, and that it would be the best method they could take to keep them from killing one another, told them they would do them no harm, and if they would live peaceably, they would be very willing to assist and associate with them as they did before; but that they could not think of giving them their arms again, while they appeared so resolved to do mischief with them to their own countrymen, and had even threatened them all to make them their servants.