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.

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

  2. disputenoun

    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. disputenoun

    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. disputeverb

    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. 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.

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

  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

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

  7. disputeverb

    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. disputeverb

    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. 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

    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. Disputeverb

    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. 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

    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. Disputeverb

    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. Disputeverb

    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. Disputeverb

    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. Disputeverb

    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

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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. Ted Ruthizer:

    When an issue is mostly political, the judicial branch generally is not going to want to step in the middle of a dispute between the executive branch and the legislature.

  2. Matthew Baker:

    The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either’s politics or political agendas, it was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial. We sincerely hope that Senator Paul is doing well and that these two gentlemen can get back to being neighbors as quickly as possible.

  3. President Erdogan:

    I dispute this. Nowhere in Europe or in other countries is there a media that is as free as the press in Turkey.

  4. Mallory Duncan:

    This is not just a business-to-business dispute, these fees drive up the price of retail merchandise, costing the average family hundreds of dollars a year.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    India, the biggest democracy in the world, fails to figure the rights of the occupied Kashmiris. It disgraces and rejects the UN, Security Council resolutions, and even refuses to resolve the dispute; its atrocities that escalate and surge the hatred within Indians and Pakistanis. Consequently, it can encapsulate the atom bomb. The occupied Kashmir should have the right to decide before such consequences occur.

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