- to engage in argument or debate.
- to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.
- to argue or debate about; discuss.
- to argue against; call in question: to dispute a proposal.
- to quarrel or fight about; contest.
- to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
- a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
- a wrangling argument; quarrel.
Origin of dispute
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Examples from the Web for disputing
There is no disputing that sometimes life takes a dramatic change.Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview
September 23, 2013
There was still no disputing the answer Bloomberg furnished to the question he then posed.Alphonza Bryant, the Slain Bronx Teen Who Did Everything Right
May 2, 2013
They view the tax people as disputing whether what they're doing is real work.The Taxman Cometh
April 30, 2013
Had the gifts to Edwards bought yard signs or radio advertising, there'd be no disputing their campaign purpose.The Dismaying Edwards Decision
June 1, 2012
Apparently one of the executive producers of Celebrity Apprentice went to Joan and said that your manager is disputing the charge.Billy Sammeth, the Manager Fired by Cher and Joan Rivers, Tells His Side of the Story
February 14, 2012
But the old lady discouraged the project with an authority there was no disputing.The Downfall
How could two men, who shared everything else, always be disputing about politics?L'Assommoir
In a word, is not the art of disputation a power of disputing about all things?Sophist
How, while mankind were disputing about universals, could they classify phenomena?Parmenides
I saw at once that they were talking about a lottery, but why were they disputing?The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- to argue, debate, or quarrel about (something)
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to doubt the validity, etc, of
- (tr) to seek to win; contest for
- (tr) to struggle against; resist
- an argument or quarrel
Word Origin and History for disputing
c.1300, from Old French desputer (12c.) "dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss," from Latin disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain," from dis- "separately" (see dis-) + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave).
Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputable; disputed; disputing. The noun is not certainly recorded before 1590s (disputacioun in that sense is from late 14c.).
Idioms and Phrases with disputing
see in dispute.