What does dispute mean?

Definitions for dispute
dɪˈspyutdis·pute

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. dispute(Noun)

    An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.

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

  2. dispute(Noun)

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

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

  3. dispute(Noun)

    Contest; struggle; quarrel.

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

  4. dispute(Verb)

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

    They disputed my well-intended proposal.

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

  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.

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

  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

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

  7. dispute(Verb)

    To strive or contend about; to contest.

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

  8. dispute(Verb)

    To struggle against; to resist.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

  2. Dispute(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

  4. Dispute(verb)

    to strive or contend about; to contest

    Etymology: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

  5. Dispute(verb)

    to struggle against; to resist

    Etymology: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

  6. Dispute(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

  7. Dispute(verb)

    contest; struggle; quarrel

    Etymology: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dispute

    dis-pūt′, v.t. to make a subject of argument: to contend for: to oppose by argument: to call in question.—v.i. to argue: to debate.—n. a contest with words: an argument: a debate: a quarrel.—adj. Dis′putable, that may be disputed: of doubtful certainty.—n. Dis′putableness.—adv. Dis′putably.—ns. Dis′putant, Disput′er; Disputā′tion, a contest in argument: an exercise in debate.—adjs. Disputā′tious, Disput′ative, inclined to dispute, cavil, or controvert.—adv. Disputā′tiously.—n. Disput[a]′tiousness.—Beyond, or Without, dispute, indubitably, certainly. [O. Fr. disputer—L. disputāredis, apart, and putāre, to think.]

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

How to pronounce dispute?

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How to say dispute in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of dispute in a Sentence

  1. Jesus Seade:

    There is a gap in the dispute resolution system, we are trying to find a way to plug that gap.

  2. President Erdogan:

    There is an attempt to tarnish Turkey by using press freedom when it is in fact measures taken against terrorism, i dispute this. Nowhere in Europe or in other countries is there a media that is as free as the press in Turkey.

  3. Patrick Strawbridge:

    Instead of addressing important intelligence needs, The House Intelligence Committee appears to seek a truly needless dispute — this one with private attorneys — that would force them to violate privileges and ethical rules, as committed defense lawyers, we will respect the Constitution and defend the attorney-client privilege — one of the oldest and most sacred privileges in the law.

  4. Stephen Vizinczey:

    Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the center of man's universe is the earth?

  5. Dermot Shea:

    We'll go where the evidence leads us, but it's a little preliminary to make speculation whether it's a gambling dispute, whether it's a robbery, but that will unfold as the day goes on.

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