Dispute meaning

dĭ-spyo͝ot
The definition of a dispute is a disagreement among people.

An example of a dispute is the different positions people take on global warming.

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To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
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To dispute is defined as to question the truth of something or to fight for the lead.

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.

verb
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Contest; struggle; quarrel.
noun
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A fight.
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To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.

Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.

verb
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A disputing; argument; debate.
noun
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A quarrel.
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To question the truth or validity of; doubt.

Her friends disputed her intentions.

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To quarrel angrily.
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A verbal controversy; a debate.
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An angry altercation; a quarrel.
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To argue; debate.
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To quarrel.
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To argue or debate (a question); discuss pro and con.
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To question the truth of; doubt.
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To oppose in any way; resist.
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To fight for; contest.

To dispute every foot of ground.

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Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
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(intransitive) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
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To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.

To dispute assertions or arguments.

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To strive or contend about; to contest.
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beyond dispute
  • Not open to dispute or question; settled.
  • Indisputably.
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in dispute
  • Still being argued about; not settled.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

beyond dispute
in dispute

Origin of dispute

  • Middle English disputen from Old French desputer from Latin disputāre to examine dis- apart dis– putāre to reckon pau-2 in Indo-European roots

    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.

    From Wiktionary