[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
Security disarms the best-appointed army. --Fuller.
The proud was half disarmed of pride. --Tennyson.
2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to
render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: remove offensive capability from [syn: disarm,
demilitarize, demilitarise] [ant: arm, build up,
2: make less hostile; win over; "Her charm disarmed the
prosecution lawyer completely"
3: take away the weapons from; render harmless [syn: disarm,
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