Definition of Dispute

1. Noun. A disagreement or argument about something important. "The familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"




2. Verb. Take exception to. "She challenged his claims"
Exact synonyms: Challenge, Gainsay
Specialized synonyms: Call, Call
Entails: Call Into Question, Oppugn, Question
Generic synonyms: Contend, Contest, Repugn
Derivative terms: Challenge, Challengeable, Disputation

3. Noun. Coming into conflict with.
Exact synonyms: Contravention
Generic synonyms: Resistance
Derivative terms: Contravene, Disputatious

4. Verb. Have a disagreement over something. "Sam wants to dispute with Sue "; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

Definition of Dispute

1. v. i. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.

2. v. t. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.

3. n. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

Definition of Dispute

1. Noun. An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree. ¹

2. Noun. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate. ¹

3. Noun. Contest; struggle; quarrel. ¹

4. Verb. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another. ¹

5. Verb. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss. ¹

6. Verb. 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. ¹

7. Verb. To strive or contend about; to contest. ¹

8. Verb. To struggle against; to resist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispute

1. to argue about [v -PUTED, -PUTING, -PUTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispute

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Literary usage of Dispute

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"Section of the act makes exception to the application of 5 1 as to the sum in dispute, in cases wherein is involved the validity of a treaty or statute of ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... very faith That Ā«orks by lovi, and saves a soul from wrath: A new dispute should some third party pave, Nor faith nor works, but love alone would save. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1905)
"Anyhow, shortly after his return to Ireland, he became involved in a dispute with his former vassal, Sir Donnell O'Cahan, whose possession of ..."

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