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 for disarm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disarm \Dis*arm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disarming; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Disarming.] [OE. desarmen, F. d['e]sarmer; pref. d['e]s-
     (L. dis-) + armer to arm. See Arm.]
     1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to
        deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render
        defenseless.
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              Security disarms the best-appointed army. --Fuller.
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              The proud was half disarmed of pride. --Tennyson.
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     2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to
        render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disarm
      v 1: remove offensive capability from [syn: disarm,
           demilitarize, demilitarise] [ant: arm, build up,
           fortify, gird]
      2: make less hostile; win over; "Her charm disarmed the
         prosecution lawyer completely"
      3: take away the weapons from; render harmless [syn: disarm,
         unarm]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "disarm":
     allure, appease, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, conciliate,
     cripple, deactivate, decommission, deflate, demilitarize,
     demobilize, disable, disband, enchain, enchant, fascinate, gag,
     hamstring, handcuff, hobble, hog-tie, immobilize, incapacitate,
     knock out, manacle, mollify, muzzle, pacify, paralyze, placate,
     propitiate, prostrate, put at ease, reconcile, reconvert,
     set at ease, sheathe the sword, silence, strangle, throttle,
     truss up, win over
  
  

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