Definitions for disputedɪˈspyut
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dis•pute*dɪˈspyut(v.; n.)-put•ed, -put•ing
(v.i.)to engage in argument or debate.
to argue vehemently; quarrel.
(v.t.)to argue or debate about.
to argue against; call in question.
to quarrel or fight about; contest.
to strive against; oppose:
to dispute an advance of troops.
(n.)a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
* 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
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"
coming into conflict with
challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)
take exception to
"She challenged his claims"
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
a dispute over property boundaries; a matter that is in dispute; a dispute between rival gangs
An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
Contest; struggle; quarrel.
To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
They disputed my well-intended proposal.
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.
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
To strive or contend about; to contest.
To struggle against; to resist.
Origin: From disputen, from desputer (French disputer), from disputare, from dis- + putare, related to purus. Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.
to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle
to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss
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
to strive or contend about; to contest
to struggle against; to resist
verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate
contest; struggle; quarrel
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3264
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4674
Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Nouns Frequency: #1048
Translations for dispute
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to argue against or deny
I'm not disputing what you say.
- betwyfel, redetwisAfrikaans
- يُجادِل، يَناقِشArabic
- contestarPortuguese (BR)
- namítat, popíratCzech
- bestride; drage i tvivlDanish
- αμφισβητώ, αρνούμαιGreek
- vastu vaidlemaEstonian
- مورد تردید قرار دادنFarsi
- לְהִתְנָגֵד לְ-Hebrew
- विवाद करनाHindi
- prepirati se, raspravljatiCroatian
- (meg)vitat, kétségbe vonHungarian
- menyangkal, membantahIndonesian
- deila; mótmælaIcelandic
- mettere in discussioneItalian
- مورد تردید قرار دادنPersian
- منكر كېدل: ردېدل: جنګېدلPashto
- a contestaRomanian
- karşı çıkmakTurkish
- 反駁，否認Chinese (Trad.)
- перечити; заперечуватиUkrainian
- حجّت کرناUrdu
- tranh luậnVietnamese
- 对...提出质疑Chinese (Simp.)
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