What does dispute mean?

Definitions for dispute
dɪˈspyutdis·pute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflictnoun

    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, contraventionverb

    coming into conflict with

  3. challenge, dispute, gainsayverb

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"

  4. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateverb

    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. disputenoun

    An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.

  2. disputenoun

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

  3. disputenoun

    Contest; struggle; quarrel.

  4. disputeverb

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

    They disputed my well-intended proposal.

  5. disputeverb

    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. disputeverb

    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. disputeverb

    To strive or contend about; to contest.

  8. disputeverb

    To struggle against; to resist.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disputenoun

    Contest; controversy; argumental contention.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    The question being about a fact, it is begging it, to bring as a proof an hypothesis which is the very thing in dispute. John Locke.

    The earth is now placed so conveniently, that plants thrive and flourish in it, and animals live: this is matter of fact, and beyond all dispute. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

  2. To Disputeverb

    Things were disputed before they came to be determined: men afterwards were not to dispute any longer, but to obey. Richard Hooker.

    So dispute the prize,
    As if you fought before Cydaria’s eyes. John Dryden, Ind. Emperor.

    One says the kingdom is his own: a Saxon drinks the quart, and swears he’ll dispute that with him. Tatler, №. 75.

    Now I am sent, and am not to dispute
    My prince’s orders, but to execute. John Dryden, Ind. Emperor.

    Dispute it like a man.
    ———— I shall do so:
    But I must also feel it as a man. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

  3. To DISPUTEverb

    To contend by argument; to altercate; to debate; to argue; to controvert.

    Etymology: disputo, Latin.

    If attempts of the pen have often proved unfit, those of the sword are more so, and fighting is a worse expedient than disputing. Decay of Piety.

    The atheist can pretend no obligation of conscience, why he should dispute against religion. John Tillotson, Serm. ii.

    Did not Paul and Barnabas dispute with vehemence about a very little point of conveniency? Francis Atterbury.

ChatGPT

  1. dispute

    A dispute refers to a disagreement, argument, or conflict about something, often involving differing opinions, ideas, or interests. It can occur between individuals, groups, or organizations and may concern various subjects like legal matters, business issues, or personal relationships. Disputes can be resolved through discussion, negotiation, mediation, or legal action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disputeverb

    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. Disputeverb

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

  3. Disputeverb

    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. Disputeverb

    to strive or contend about; to contest

  5. Disputeverb

    to struggle against; to resist

  6. Disputeverb

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

  7. Disputeverb

    contest; struggle; quarrel

  8. 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

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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. Jayne Morris:

    She was clearly upset about the dispute … but the evidence demonstrated that she was in control and acted in anger when she poured the lethal mixture over her husband and wanted to extract vengeance.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    The Supreme Court's procedural order not only wipes away two lower court rulings, but it also orders dismissal of the entire dispute -- leaving for some other time resolution of the many questions Trump's conduct raised about the Emoluments Clause.

  3. Rick Wilson:

    To put the referenced e-mail correspondence into context, the dispute surrounding Havana Club rum has been going on for more than 20 years, then-Gov. Bush was responding to inquiries by Mr. Rodriguez and Bacardi to determine what was taking so long in what Bacardi believed to be rather routine measures after the company purchased the legitimate global rights to the Havana Club trademark from the creators and original owners, Jose Arechabala S.A. and the Arechabala family.

  4. Steve Roberts:

    Because of our small population, we export far more than we consume, we are concerned about the momentum slowing down... We are literally holding our breath to make sure this dispute is part of a bigger picture... and the parties see the advantage of trade with each other.

  5. Bob Jarvis:

    There is no ambiguity, no debate, no dispute, under current law, DeSantis cannot run for president before first resigning as a governor.

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