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Synonyms for disable
dɪsˈeɪ bəldis·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disable, disenable, incapacitateverb

    make unable to perform a certain action

    "disable this command on your computer"

    incapacitate, handicap, disenable, invalid


  2. disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicapverb

    injure permanently

    "He was disabled in a car accident"

    incapacitate, handicap, disenable, hamper, invalid, hinder


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disableverb

    weaken, enfeeble, cripple, paralyze, unman, disenable, deprive of strength

  2. disableverb

    disqualify, incapacitate, unfit, make incapable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disableverb

    incapacitate, disqualify, cripple, maim

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  1. Thoko Elphick-Pooley:

    We can use the impetus we have now from COVID to deal with some of those diseases, like leprosy, which was around thousands of years ago and is still around, we get outraged by diseases that kill, but not by diseases that disable.

  2. Former Lt. Col Rick Francona:

    The vessels themselves may be of interest, but they certainly are not classified, in terms of the electronics the sailors could easily disable the electronic and classified information with a few key strokes.

  3. Yehuda Afek:

    We are talking about a major amplification, a major cyberattack that could disable critical parts of the Internet.

  4. Jason Healey:

    The concern at [ the Department of Homeland Security ] and the Pentagon will be that ransomware will hit at the county and state level to disable voting registers, vote tallying and reporting, and result reporting, election machines themselves should be harder [ to compromise ], as they're less connected.

  5. Greg Austin:

    It's clear United States policy to develop the cyber capability to disable enemy ballistic missiles.

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Translations for disable

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  • تعطيلArabic
  • правя неспособен, изключвамBulgarian
  • deaktivieren, außerstande setzen, außer Stand setzen, außer Stande setzen, abschalten, behindern, außerstand setzenGerman
  • incapacitar, discapacitar, desactivar, inutilizar, mutilarSpanish
  • lukustama, sandistama, halvamaEstonian
  • tehdä, kytkeä, lamauttaa, vammauttaaFinnish
  • अक्षम करेंHindi
  • disattivare, disabilitareItalian
  • 無効, 無力化Japanese
  • onmogelijk maken, uitschakelen, deactiverenDutch
  • gjøre funksjonshemmet, passivisere, utmanøvrere, funksjonshemme, sette ut av stand til, deaktivereNorwegian
  • wyłączyćPolish
  • incapacitar, desabilitar, desligar, desativar, aleijarPortuguese
  • отключить, калечить, отключать, покалечить, деактивировать, [[делать]] [[неспособныйRussian
  • avaktivera, sätta ur stånd, deaktiveraSwedish
  • vô hiệu hóaVietnamese

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