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DISARM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disarm mean? 

DISARM (verb)
  The verb DISARM has 3 senses:

1. remove offensive capability from
2. make less hostile; win over
3. take away the weapons from; render harmless

  Familiarity information: DISARM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISARM (verb)


Sense 1disarm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove offensive capability from

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

disarm; demilitarise; demilitarize

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

arm (prepare oneself for a military confrontation)


Sense 2disarm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make less hostile; win over

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely

Hypernyms (to "disarm" is one way to...):

convert; convince; win over (make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot disarm Sue


Sense 3disarm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take away the weapons from; render harmless

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

unarm; disarm

Hypernyms (to "disarm" is one way to...):

deprive; divest; strip (take away possessions from someone)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disarm"):

demilitarise; demilitarize (do away with the military organization and potential of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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