Disagree meaning

dĭsə-grē
To disagree is defined as to have a different opinion, to express disapproval or to be inconsistent with other statements.

When you do not believe that a statement is true, this is an example of a time when you disagree with the statement.

When your friend says yes and you say no, this is an example of a time when you disagree.

When a study identifies a different result than previous studies, this is an example of a time when the studies disagree.

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To be harmful or give distress or discomfort, specif. physical discomfort.

A damp climate disagrees with me.

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To cause adverse effects.

Caffeine disagrees with me.

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To fail to agree; be different; differ.
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(intransitive) To not agree (suit).

A burrito disagreed with me.

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To fail to correspond.

Our figures disagree.

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To differ in opinion; often, specif., to quarrel or dispute.
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(intransitive) To not agree (harmonize).

John disagreed with Mary frequently.

(informal usage) I disagree that this will work.

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(intransitive) To not agree (conform, correspond).

My results consistently disagree with yours!

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Origin of disagree

  • Middle English disagreen from Old French desagreer des- dis- agreer to agree agree

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman desagreer, as if dis- +‎ agree.

    From Wiktionary