What is another word for disarm?

457 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ dɪsˈɑːm], [ dɪsˈɑːm], [ d_ɪ_s_ˈɑː_m]

Disarming is the act of removing someone's weapons or decreasing their power. Synonyms for disarm include "unarm," "demilitarize," "neutralize," "disable," "weaken," "unarmed," "deactivate," "subdue," and "disempower." Each of these words implies a different method of disarming. For example, neutralizing could mean removing the danger or threat completely, while disempowering could mean taking away a person's political or social power to prevent them from being able to act on threats. The choice of synonym depends on the context and the intended meaning, but all indicate the act of taking away someone's power or ability to harm.

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What are the opposite words for disarm?

Disarm, which means to deprive of weapons, has several antonyms that can be used based on the context in which the word is used. The antonyms for disarm include arm, equip, fortify, and strengthen. Arm means to provide weapons; Equip means to provide with the necessary gear or hardware; fortify means to strengthen a place with defensive works so as to protect it against attack; and strengthen means to make something or someone stronger. In military terms, it can be used as opposite of disarmament which is the act of reducing, or removing military forces and weapons. In everyday usage, disarm can be antonym to activate, enable and empower or aid, since it takes away the ability to act, disable and weaken.

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Usage examples for Disarm

This I said to disarm his suspicions should he see me talking alone with Mr. Mason.
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell
Ally stepped toward the woman, wanting to help Van de Vliet disarm her.
"Syndrome"
Thomas Hoover
He dumped five of them outside the altar room and returned to disarm the rest of the aliens.
"Warlord of Kor"
Terry Gene Carr

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