disable


disable
dis·able vt dis·abled, dis·abl·ing
1: to deprive of legal right, qualification, or capacity
2: to make incapable or ineffective; specif: to cause to have a disability
dis·able·ment n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

disable
I verb annul, bar, becripple, break, cancel, cripple, crush, damage, deactivate, debar, debilitare, debilitate, deflate, deprive of power, deprive of strength, devalue, devitalize, disarm, disassemble, disenable, disenfranchise, disfranchise, dismantle, disqualify, emasculate, endamage, enervare, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, harm, hinder, hurt, impair, inactivate, incapacitate, indispose, injure, invalidate, lame, maim, make inactive, make incapable, make unfit, make useless, mangle, mutilate, neutralize, nullify, paralyze, preclude, prostrate, put out of action, render helpless, render impotent, render incompetent, render powerless, render unfit, rum, sabotage, scathe, sicken, spoil, stultify, take to pieces, undermine, unnerve, vitiate, weaken, wound, wreck associated concepts: disabled from holding office, disabled vehicle, disabled veterans, disabled worker, partially disabled, wholly disabled, workmen's compensation II index damage, disarm (divest of arms), disqualify, foil, impede, maim, mutilate, neutralize, obstruct, spoil (impair), stall, tax (overwork)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • disable — adj. (Québec) Fam. C est pas disable: c est extraordinaire. C est pas disable comme il est beau! …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • disable — UK US /dɪˈseɪbl/ verb [T] IT ► to turn off a part of a computer system, or stop it from working in the normal way: »To disable a program or device, right click its listing under the appropriate category and choose Disable …   Financial and business terms

  • Disable — Dis*a ble, a. Lacking ability; unable. [Obs.] Our disable and unactive force. Daniel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disable — Dis*a ble (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disabled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disabling}.] 1. To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disable — mid 15c., from DIS (Cf. dis ) do the opposite of + ablen (v.) to make fit (see ABLE (Cf. able)). Related: DISABLED (Cf. Disabled); disabling. Earlier in the same sense was unable (v.) make unfit, render unsuitable (c.1400) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disable — cripple, undermine, *weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, sap Analogous words: *injure, damage, harm, hurt, impair, mar, spoil: *maim, mutilate, mangle, batter: *ruin, wreck Antonyms: rehabilitate (a disabled person) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disable — [v] render inoperative; cripple attenuate, batter, blunt, damage, debilitate, disarm, disenable, disqualify, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, hamstring*, handicap, harm, hock*, hogtie*, hurt, immobilize, impair, incapacitate, invalidate, kibosh*,… …   New thesaurus

  • disable — ► VERB 1) (of a disease, injury, or accident) limit (someone) in their movements, senses, or activities. 2) put out of action. DERIVATIVES disablement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disable — [dis ā′bəl, dis′ā′bəl] vt. disabled, disabling 1. to make unable, unfit, or ineffective; cripple; incapacitate 2. to make legally incapable; disqualify legally SYN. MAIM disablement n …   English World dictionary

  • disable — UK [dɪsˈeɪb(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disable : present tense I/you/we/they disable he/she/it disables present participle disabling past tense disabled past participle disabled 1) to stop a machine or piece of equipment from working… …   English dictionary


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