Meaning of “disarm” in the English Dictionary

"disarm" in British English

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uk /dɪˈsɑːm/ us /dɪˈsɑːrm/

disarm verb (REMOVE WEAPONS)

[ I or T ] to take weapons away from someone, or to give up weapons or armies:

With one movement, she disarmed the man and pinned him against the wall.
Many politicians argued that this was no time to disarm (= give up the country's weapons and army).
Experts successfully managed to disarm the bomb (= stop it from exploding).
adjective uk /dɪˈsɑː.mɪŋ/ us /dɪˈsɑːrmɪŋ/ approving

He displayed a disarming honesty by telling them about his father's bankruptcy.

(Definition of “disarm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /dɪsˈɑrm/

disarm verb (REMOVE WEAPONS)

[ I/T ] to take weapons away from someone, or give up weapons:

[ T ] Store security guards disarmed him and held him for the police.
[ T ] Bomb experts disarmed the device (= made it unable to explode).

disarm verb (CHARM)

[ T ] to make someone begin to like you, esp. unexpectedly:

He was disarmed by the older man’s wit and intelligence.

(Definition of “disarm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)