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English verb: disarm

1. disarm (competition) remove offensive capability from

Synonymsdemilitarise, demilitarize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Antonymsarm, gird, build up, fortify

2. disarm (emotion) make less hostile; win over

SamplesHer charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely.

ExamplesSam cannot disarm Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)convert, convince, win over

3. disarm (competition) take away the weapons from; render harmless


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)deprive, divest, strip

Narrower (hyponym)demilitarise, demilitarize

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