An example of a dispute is the different positions people take on global warming.
An example of dispute is when you question whether a claim is true.
An example of dispute is when you try to win a tennis match so that you will be the leader.
Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.
Her friends disputed her intentions.
To dispute every foot of ground.
To dispute assertions or arguments.
- Not open to dispute or question; settled.
- Still being argued about; not settled.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of dispute
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer (French disputer), from Latin disputare (“to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate”), from dis- (“apart”) + putare (“to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up”), related to purus (“pure”). Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.