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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Synonyms & Antonyms for disrobe


strip, unclothe, undress


dress, gown, robe

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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

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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 Launching the Jeff Goldblum Dress up Magnet set that lets you mix, match and, uh, disrobe the great man himself. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Style Notes: Isabella Rossellini on Returning to Lancome; Hood By Air Designer Teams with Longchamp," 17 Apr. 2018 In the video, DiSabato said Strauss knew that many of the athletes were small-town kids who weren’t likely to protest if the doctor told them to disrobe, for fear of losing their scholarships. NBC News, "Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach," 3 July 2018 Getchius was charged with lewdness, disrobing in public and other offenses. Fox News, "Woman accused of having sex at church pleads not guilty," 12 June 2018 But once in his basement, Greitens taped her hands to pull-up rings, blindfolded her, and started kissing and disrobing her without her consent, according to her testimony. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "America has a massive truck driver shortage. Here's why few want an $80,000 job.," 29 May 2018 More than two dozen people in the audience joined Chai in disrobing Saturday, the Daily Sun student newspaper reported. Alex Sundby, CBS News, "Cornell student strips down to her underwear while presenting thesis," 11 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of disrobe

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

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