Translation of disarm in Spanish:


desarmar, v.

Pronunciation /dɪsˈɑrm//dɪsˈɑːm/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(remove weapon from)

      (country/assailant/troops) desarmar
      • The U.S. stance that Iraq can be disarmed only by military force is not appropriate.
      • The enemy nation must be totally disarmed by force.
      • More than 62,000 former combatants have been disarmed and demobilized through the CIDA-funded Afghan New Beginnings Program.
      • But the Israelis want him to disarm the militants, and that will be tough.
      • Under pressure from the U.N. Security Council, the Indonesian government on Sept.22 began operations to disarm the militiamen.
      • The process will resume January 20, after the United Nations expands capacity at an already overcrowded camp for former fighters and sets up two other camps to disarm rebel forces.
      • At conflict termination, those forces would be disarmed, demobilized, and restructured as part of a broader transformation from war to peace.
      • The Palestinians will pledge to prevent terror and incitement and disarm all militias.
      • And hopefully, also share the victory here, not just with Iraqis, but with the people of the world who all supported regime change and disarming this country.
      • The mission monitored and advised efforts to disarm combatants and restructure the nation's security forces.
      • The aim is to disarm 100,000 militiamen within a year.
      • Nepal declared a state of emergency and deployed troops countrywide to disarm the rebels one month ago.
      • The US marines are not actively attempting to disarm either the rebels or the armed pro-government groups.
      • Regime change as a ‘morally desirable side-effect’ of disarming an aggressor is consistent with the Just War ethic.
      • He also pleaded with the international community to intervene and help disarm the rebels threatening his capital.
      • He not only occupied central and southern Italy with exemplary speed, but ruthlessly disarmed the Italian forces and contained the Allied landing at Salerno.
      • Though still no talk of disarming the militants under terms of the U.S.-backed roadmap for peace.

    • 1.2(defuse, neutralize)

      (bomb/mine) desactivar
      (opposition) desarmar
      (criticism) desbaratar
      • One false move would activate the bomb and Jason didn't like the idea of disarming a bomb that could easily eliminate life miles away.
      • "Thanks, " They said and got in then started disarming the bombs.
      • It disarms criticism, obscures realities, and prejudges results.
      • ‘I'll try, but I'm not making any guarantees,’ Patrick said as he looked for some way to disarm the nuclear bomb.
      • Over the course of the next few minutes, people like your brother and me quickly made an anti-virus that disabled the virus and disarmed the warheads.
      • The serpentine robots could also be used to disarm explosives while minimizing the danger to humans.
      • An American soldier was killed when he tried to disarm a roadside bomb that had been attached to a telephone pole.
      • When we were hijacked by five terrorists who were planning to destroy our airplane and killed our flight crew, he single-handly killed the hijackers, disarmed the bomb, and landed the plane.
      • He disarms bombs for a living, and at night goes home to his LP collection and his beautiful girlfriend.
      • These people were trained to disarm explosives and capture the enemy alive.
      • Last October in Colorado, three Catholic nuns entered a missile site swinging hammers to disarm a nuclear warhead.
      • In March 1999, police in Santa Fe, New Mexico, disarmed a ten-inch pipe bomb left in the Forest Guardians' mailbox.
      • She held up the metal box that she used to disarm the bomb.
      • I think Mr Gageler rather disarms your argument on that because he accepted that you could not by contrived insertions lift the matter up into the constitutional protection if it was not otherwise there.
      • Ian Black, a young man from up North, had single-handedly disarmed the bomb.
      • We do everything from respond to emergencies involving unsafe munitions on the flightline to disarming improvised explosive devices.
      • Though he has a high school education, he has been trained to be a specialist here, and he considers his job as delicate as disarming a live bomb.
      • Bomb disposal experts from Collins Barracks, Cork disarmed the pipe bomb yesterday afternoon.
      • Devon was nowhere in sight, but Dori knew that he was somewhere around the truck that held Linden and Ryan, working on disarming the bomb.
      • And that would hopefully disarm an awful lot of the criticism which is at this is a bit of American imperialism aimed against the Muslims of the world.
      • On the letter bomb front, army bomb disposal experts were called on to disarm a letter bomb sent to an unnamed agricultural business and a farm.
      • The rebels trained him for five years, and he learned not of History and Arithmetic, like normal children his age would be learning, but of different things, like how to fire a rifle, and how to disarm a bomb.
      • As an article in the New York Times reports, the crucial point is that the Israelis are able to disarm their human bombs because they have prior intelligence.
      • Before the flooding of New Orleans drastically escalated on Tuesday, the White House tried to disarm questions that could be politically explosive.
      • Countervailing these reactions there is one other, and I think it is an emotion, a sensation rather, that entirely disarms these impurer thoughts and provides the surest signal one has encountered authentic art.

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    (win confidence of)
    he was disarmed by her smile su sonrisa lo desarmó
    • He's bright, amusing and just vulnerable enough to disarm critics.
    • Such an approach has undoubtedly helped Celtic Connections build a loyal following and disarm the critics.
    • Many actually planned and encouraged terroristic crimes so as to disarm suspicion and, in some cases, help their careers.
    • She looked at Amadeo suspiciously, but was disarmed by the apologetic shrug he gave her.
    • Characteristically, Roosevelt sought to charm and disarm his guest, while committing himself to nothing.
    • Did Catherine accept the role to pre-empt and disarm her critics?
    • At the same time successful attempts to entice a younger audience and elect younger RAs have disarmed many critics whilst alienating some of its traditional audience.
    • To disarm his EU critics, Administration sources say Bush may concede global warming is a problem and offer general ideas for new ways to address it.
    • Furthermore, the man is honest to a fault and disarms any critics by agreeing with them.
    • Like tennis, it's an old sport and has likewise evolved its own distinctive language with charm aplenty to disarm this non-sporty, youngish curmudgeon.
    • Mr Abbott said the package would disarm the critics; the surprise is in the amount the Government is spending - $2.4 billion over four years.
    • Her character's skill at disarming those around her is uncanny and belies her years.
    • Understanding scholarship in this way disarms critics who are caught in the debate over whether community college faculty should engage in research.
    • Trimble's internal critics have now been disarmed, allowing him to survive at least until the autumn - and probably beyond.
    • Sergio replied to my friend with such extraordinary receptivity and honesty that the critic (an Iranian) was instantly disarmed.
    • These machines can create conditions where people communicate; they can disarm people with skills and charm.
    • He unsuccessfully pressed Churchill to promise post-war independence to India to stiffen Indian resolve to fight and to disarm American suspicions of a war to save the British Empire.
    • Apparently, it's a risk he's willing to take to solidify his front-runner status and disarm his critics in the Democratic Party establishment.
    • Koku had turned on the charm, disarming them with the thoroughness of a mono-molecular knife.
    • Your own obliging manner will disarm hostile types.

intransitive verb

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