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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (3)

1. remove offensive capability from;
[syn: disarm, demilitarize, demilitarise]

2. make less hostile; win over;
- Example: "Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely"

3. take away the weapons from; render harmless;
[syn: disarm, unarm]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Disarm \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. [1913 Webster] Security disarms the best-appointed army. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] The proud was half disarmed of pride. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disarm v 1: remove offensive capability from [syn: disarm, demilitarize, demilitarise] [ant: arm, build up, fortify, gird] 2: make less hostile; win over; "Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely" 3: take away the weapons from; render harmless [syn: disarm, unarm]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "disarm": 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