dis·​robe | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈrōb How to pronounce disrobe (audio) \
disrobed; disrobing; disrobes

Definition of disrobe

intransitive verb

: to take off one's clothing

transitive verb

: to strip of clothing or covering

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Examples of disrobe in a Sentence

She disrobed and stepped into the bathtub. the doctor instructed the patient to disrobe himself before the examination
Recent Examples on the Web Other women listed in the lawsuit described him disrobing and fondling them, and using un-gloved fingers and his tongue during exams. Li Cohen, CBS News, "Evelyn Yang, Andrew Yang's wife, says she was sexually assaulted by doctor while pregnant," 16 Jan. 2020 In his new Netflix series The Witcher, the 36-year-old actor has more than a few scenes that require him to disrobe. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Henry Cavill Dehydrated Himself for Three Days to Show Off Muscle for Shirtless Witcher Scenes," 25 Dec. 2019 Crump attributes that to the reason why Clemons, then 25, was assaulted and partially disrobed at the location in Saraland, Alabama on Apri 22, 2018. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Black Woman Manhandled By Police In Alabama Waffle House Sues Restaurant," 14 Nov. 2019 Scammers will eventually try to convince their victims to disrobe on camera, and use these images to blackmail them. cleveland, "Think you or a loved one can’t be target of a romance scam? Think again: Money Matters," 29 Sep. 2019 The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. USA TODAY, "Burro bandits, sugarcane shake-up, naked bike ride: News from around our 50 states," 26 Aug. 2019 During press, of course, interviewers were obsessed with her body and her disrobing scenes — sense a theme? Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "Everything You Need To Know About Sharon Tate's Life — Not Death," 25 July 2019 Sutton reported became angry after dancers at the strip club invited his wife onstage and tried to disrobe her, the report stated. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "Stranger intervenes in argument between woman, husband at Florida strip club, gets punched: report," 14 July 2019 For it, the Queen disrobed her crimson cloak and sat in King Edward's chair in a white dress. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The True Story Behind Queen Elizabeth II's Groundbreaking Coronation," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of disrobe

1581, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for disrobe

Middle French desrober, from des- dis- + robe garment, from Old French

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The first known use of disrobe was in 1581

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21 Feb 2020

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“Disrobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disrobe. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of disrobe

: to remove your clothes
: to remove the clothes of (someone)

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