What does the word disarm mean?

Usage examples for disarm

  1. It is more probable, however, that he now only proposed to present himself before the Inca, as the peaceful representative of a brother monarch, and, by these friendly demonstrations, disarm any feeling of hostility, or even of suspicion. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. Disarm him and hold him in close custody until my farther pleasure shall be known. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  3. He took up the whip and beat Nanking so hard that the strong young man had to disarm his uncle of the instrument. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend