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.

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. Labor Thomas Perez:

    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.

  2. Julia Coym:

    This is part of China's play-book now, we would definitely expect to see more of this as the trade dispute intensifies further.

  3. Jon Shane:

    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.

  4. Vantiv Inc:

    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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    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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