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  • verbrender defenseless
  • verbpersuade

synonyms for disarm

  • deactivate
  • demilitarize
  • demobilize
  • disband
  • neutralize
  • occupy
  • subdue
  • conciliate
  • cripple
  • debilitate
  • disable
  • disqualify
  • incapacitate
  • invalidate
  • pacify
  • paralyze
  • prostrate
  • skin
  • strip
  • subjugate
  • unarm
  • weaken
  • deescalate
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antonyms for disarm

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • capacitate
  • cover
  • enable
  • help
  • incite
  • mobilize
  • permit
  • strengthen
  • arm
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How to use disarm in a sentence

Released with the blessing of her son, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, it features a mix of the album he only discovered recently, featuring just her Wurlitzer organ accompaniment and a voice disarming in its immediacy.
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They may be disarming — literally — a predator in their midst.
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I’m the guy trying to calmly disarm the situation before it gets worse.
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By disarming our public safety response to nonviolent situations, we could disarm the prejudices of our communities.
TO PROTECT THE NEXT GEORGE FLOYD, WE MUST REMOVE THE THREAT OF POLICE VIOLENCE FROM EVERYDAY LIFEPHILLIP ATIBA GOFFAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
Another way to disarm these thoughts is watch them pass by in your mind’s eye, as if they were leaves in a stream or drifting clouds.
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There, the molecular complex fulfills its role as genetic scissors, cutting the viral DNA and disarming the invader.
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It was with the utmost difficulty that his wiser subordinates got him to disarm the sepoy regiments in Agra itself.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The soldiers were employed to disarm the people; but they had now advanced too far to be easily reduced.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
It was but a little while afterward that the Legislature passed a law to disarm all the Union men of the State.
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF PARSON BROWNLOW, THE TENNESSEE PATRIOTWILLIAM GANNAWAY BROWNLOW
But, notwithstanding all this, their rule was brief; they were unable to disarm the spirit of hostility.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
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WORDS RELATED TO DISARM

  • attenuate
  • blunt
  • debilitate
  • disarm
  • dislimb
  • dismember
  • enfeeble
  • hamstring
  • hurt
  • immobilize
  • incapacitate
  • injure
  • lame
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mutilate
  • palsy
  • paralyze
  • prostrate
  • sap
  • sideline
  • stifle
  • undermine
  • unstrengthen
  • weaken
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.