disarm, demilitarize, demilitarise(verb)
remove offensive capability from
make less hostile; win over
"Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely"
take away the weapons from; render harmless
To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
To lay down arms; to stand down.
To reduce one's own military forces.
Origin: From desarmen, from desarmer
to deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless
to deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath
Origin: [OE. desarmen, F. dsarmer; pref. ds- (L. dis-) + armer to arm. See Arm.]
"Disarm" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the third single from their second album, Siamese Dream. "Disarm" was written by Billy Corgan and is one of the band’s most highly regarded songs. Corgan considers it the most personally important song on Siamese Dream.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
diz-ärm′, v.t. to deprive of arms: to render defenceless: to quell: to deprive of the power to hurt: to reduce to a peace footing.—v.i. to disband troops, reduce national armaments to a peace footing.—n. Disarm′ament. [O. Fr. desarmer, des—L. dis-, neg., armer, to arm.]
The numerical value of disarm in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of disarm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.
It would have been impossible to disarm and disperse the strikers without significant bloodshed.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.
We expect our new president to disarm the fighters so we can go home, this is important because we are suffering here in Central African Republic. We want peace. We're going to vote for peace.
If you're an unarmed man who's charging some intoxicated lunatic ... that is waving a gun at a crowd of people, that is definitely self-defense, shooting an unarmed person that tried to disarm you, after you unlawfully brandish a gun, cannot be self-defense.
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- riisua aseistaFinnish
- dì-armaichScottish Gaelic
- [[軍備]][[を]][[縮小]][[する]], 武装解除, [[干戈]][[を]][[収める]], [[武器]][[を]][[捨てる]]Japanese
- a dezarmaRomanian
- разоружаться, обезвре́живать, разоружа́ть, обезвре́дить, разоружи́ть, разоружа́ться, обезору́живать, разоружи́ться, обезору́жить, сложи́ть ору́жие, разоружитьсяRussian
- разоружати, razoružatiSerbo-Croatian
- avväpna, nedrustaSwedish
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