Definitions for disputedɪˈspyut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•pute*dɪˈspyut(v.; n.)-put•ed, -put•ing

  1. (v.i.)to engage in argument or debate.

  2. to argue vehemently; quarrel.

  3. (v.t.)to argue or debate about.

  4. to argue against; call in question.

  5. to quarrel or fight about; contest.

  6. to strive against; oppose:

    to dispute an advance of troops.

  7. (n.)a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.

  8. a quarrel.

* Syn: See argument.

Origin of dispute:

1275–1325; (< OF desputer) < L disputāre to argue a point =dis-dis -1+putāre to reckon, consider; see putative

dis•put′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(noun)

    a disagreement or argument about something important

    "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

  2. dispute, contravention(verb)

    coming into conflict with

  3. challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"

  4. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate(verb)

    have a disagreement over something

    "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dispute(noun)ɪˈspyut

    ≠ agreement

    a dispute over property boundaries; a matter that is in dispute; a dispute between rival gangs

Wiktionary

  1. dispute(Noun)

    An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.

  2. dispute(Noun)

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

  3. dispute(Noun)

    Contest; struggle; quarrel.

  4. dispute(Verb)

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

    They disputed my well-intended proposal.

  5. dispute(Verb)

    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.

  6. dispute(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.

    to dispute assertions or arguments

  7. dispute(Verb)

    To strive or contend about; to contest.

  8. dispute(Verb)

    To struggle against; to resist.

  9. Origin: From disputen, from desputer (French disputer), from disputare, from dis- + putare, related to purus. Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispute(verb)

    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. Dispute(verb)

    to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss

  3. Dispute(verb)

    to oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments

  4. Dispute(verb)

    to strive or contend about; to contest

  5. Dispute(verb)

    to struggle against; to resist

  6. Dispute(verb)

    verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate

  7. Dispute(verb)

    contest; struggle; quarrel

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3264

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4674

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Nouns Frequency: #1048


Translations for dispute

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dispute(verb)

to argue against or deny

I'm not disputing what you say.

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