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Synonyms for disarm

remove offensive capability from

make less hostile

take away the weapons from

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Yet considering the premises of that movement, it can hardly be argued that the Nazis disarmed Germany's Jews for benign reasons or that the Jews were better off without firearms in their homes on the basis that firearms are allegedly more dangerous to their owners than to any aggressor.
If they refused to lay down their arms, the groups would be forcibly disarmed, the spokesman added, hoping residents would cooperate with the government in restoring peace.
He explained that the disarmed area extends to 10 kilometers inside each of the two countries.
The community has been disarmed many times and successfully, they said, but left vulnerable to the repeated attacks by the heavily armed roaming neighbouring youth of Murle community.
Customers disarmed Levers and held him on the floor while others raised the alarm, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
Brave customers disarmed the man, Devon and Cornwall Police said, and held him on the floor while others raised the alarm.
Summary: A masked armed robber collapsed and died after being disarmed and pinned down by customers in a bookies, police said.
A MASKED armed gunman died after being disarmed and pinned down by customers in a bookmakers last night.
The Taif Agreement, which ended the 15 year civil war in Lebanon in 1990, requires that all militias in Lebanon be disarmed, including Palestinian factions.
Residents of Nooken rayon disarmed two Uzbek border guards on June 2, reported press service of the department of interior of Jalalabad oblast.
On March 6, 2003, a few days before the offensive war was launched, Bush explained: "The world needs him [Saddam Hussein] to answer a single question: Has the Iraqi regime fully and unconditionally disarmed, as required by Resolution 1441, or has it not?
Almost half say they think Hezbollah's paramilitary forces should be disarmed and integrated with the Lebanese national army, but over a third (predominantly Shiites) think they should be neither disarmed nor integrated.
Several of her subjects point to historical periods when certain segments of the population--blacks in the post-Civil War South, for example--were disarmed and enjoyed fewer rights and liberties than whites who had guns.
The 30 year-old, who has not been named, was disarmed after being downed by a plastic bullet fired by a police marksman in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Japan is participating in the project to disarm about 10,000 former Afghan soldiers but so far 6,200 of them have been disarmed.