Definitions for dispute
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dispute.
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"
coming into conflict with
challenge, dispute, gainsayverb
take exception to
"She challenged his claims"
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"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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. disputāre—dis, apart, and putāre, to think.]
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
The numerical value of dispute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of dispute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The best way to resolve this labor dispute is at the bargaining table, and I am heartened by the parties ’ mutual commitment to get back to immediate discussions and work toward a new contract.
This is part of China's play-book now, we would definitely expect to see more of this as the trade dispute intensifies further.
The first is that you are entering into someone's private domain and you're bringing a very public face to a very private matter, people's emotions are already elevated due to whatever dispute they're involved in and now you bring the coercive power of the state, people are angry and angry to see you, knowing that there's potential to be arrested and incarcerated.
Although Vantiv is a bystander to DraftKings and the Attorney General's dispute, it is substantially impacted by these conflicting court decisions, vantiv understandably is uncertain of its obligations and rights.
There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council, years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically.
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- полемика, спорBulgarian
- Disput, StreitGerman
- διαμάχη, έριδα, αντιπαράθεση, διένεξηGreek
- diskuti, rezisti, disputi, kontraŭi, disputoEsperanto
- disputar, disputaSpanish
- haastaa, kyseenalaistaa, vastustaa, väitellä, erimielisyys, kiistää, kiistellä, kiistaFinnish
- litige, disputeFrench
- connsachadh, connspaid, connsaichScottish Gaelic
- lite, disputa, begaItalian
- 反論する, 議論, 争う, 反対する, 論争, 議論する, 抵抗する, 紛争Japanese
- whakatete, weneweneMāori
- diskutere, uenighet, disputt, argumentereNorwegian
- диспут, полемика, спорRussian
- tranh chấpVietnamese
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