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Definition of Disarm


  1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
  2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.

Disarm Quotations

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
Niccolo Machiavelli

If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can.
Hans Blix

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution.
Uri Geller

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
Joseph Stalin
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Disarm Translations

disarm in Dutch is ontwapenen
disarm in Italian is disarmare
disarm in Portuguese is desarme
disarm in Spanish is desarmar, desarmar
disarm in Swedish is avrusta
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