- to fail to agree; differ: The conclusions disagree with the facts. The theories disagree in their basic premises.
- to differ in opinion; dissent: Three of the judges disagreed with the verdict.
- to quarrel: They disagreed violently and parted company.
- to cause physical discomfort or ill effect (usually followed by with): The oysters disagreed with her. Cold weather disagrees with me.
Origin of disagree
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Examples from the Web for disagree
The vast majority of New Yorkers seem to disagree, wanting the Santas gone for good.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest
December 12, 2014
Many Muslims may disagree with my view, or interpret Islam in a more moderate way, but I cannot accept this religion myself.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
You and I disagree about the solution to this problem, of course, but we agree that there is a problem.Dear Evangelicals: You’re Being Had
November 30, 2014
It matters how we act both when we agree and when we disagree with the president.Obama’s ISIS War Is Illegal
Sen. Rand Paul
November 10, 2014
“We need to try and get those who disagree with us to join us, not tell them off for not agreeing with us,” he says.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People
October 29, 2014
It is this oil that causes bananas to disagree with some persons.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
He thanked me and said 'quite so,' as Englishmen usually do say when they disagree with one.The Bacillus of Beauty
When they disagree they do so fatally, with fire-arms in their hands, and on the public streets.American Notes
If they come too late, or disagree with the present system, destroy the paper.
It should be eaten with bread only, and it will be light and easy on the stomach, even when new milk is found to disagree.
- to dissent in opinion (from another person) or dispute (about an idea, fact, etc)
- to fail to correspond; conflict
- to be unacceptable (to) or unfavourable (for); be incompatible (with)curry disagrees with me
- to be opposed (to) in principle
Word Origin and History for disagree
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper