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[ dis-uh-gree ]

verb (used without object)

, dis·a·greed, dis·a·gree·ing.
  1. to fail to agree; differ:

    The conclusions disagree with the facts. The theories disagree in their basic premises.

  2. to differ in opinion; dissent:

    Three of the judges disagreed with the verdict.

  3. to quarrel:

    They disagreed violently and parted company.

  4. to cause physical discomfort or ill effect (usually followed by with ):

    The oysters disagreed with her. Cold weather disagrees with me.


/ ˌdɪsəˈɡriː /


  1. to dissent in opinion (from another person) or dispute (about an idea, fact, etc)
  2. to fail to correspond; conflict
  3. to be unacceptable (to) or unfavourable (for); be incompatible (with)

    curry disagrees with me

  4. to be opposed (to) in principle

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Other Words From

  • predis·a·gree verb (used without object) predisagreed predisagreeing

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Word History and Origins

Origin of disagree1

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Anglo-French, Middle French desagreer; equivalent to dis- 1 + agree

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Example Sentences

People disagree whether Facebook’s role should involve moderating this sort of content on its platform or to what extent any of this should be protected as “free speech.”

It seems that physical server location is important, but not the only thing to take into consideration…and shockingly, courts disagreed on the outcome.

We can have these knock-down drag-out creative fights when we disagree.

In fact, political scientists disagree about whether TV ads even have a significant effect on elections at all!

They might even disagree that a particular website or company is in their industry, but you have data on your side.

The vast majority of New Yorkers seem to disagree, wanting the Santas gone for good.

Many Muslims may disagree with my view, or interpret Islam in a more moderate way, but I cannot accept this religion myself.

You and I disagree about the solution to this problem, of course, but we agree that there is a problem.

But by and large, McCain and Kaine didn't so much disagree as lament different topics.

The Syrian-American residents of one Pennsylvania city disagree—strongly.

Of course not,” said Wilkins, “proverbial philosophy asserts and requires that doctors should disagree.

I—I begin to understand why he dislikes that miller and his money business, for he makes you disagree so.

Who is it that you are sure will agree with Miss Adelaide, if any one indeed could be found to disagree with her?

"You've bragged that you'll fight any man who dares disagree with you," Haggar said loudly.

Seeing her betters disagree, little Fly had taken her turn at pouting.


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More About Disagree

What is a basic definition of disagree?

Disagree means to not agree or to differ. Disagree can also mean to have different opinions or to cause physical discomfort.

If two things disagree, they don’t match and most likely clash with each other. For example, the belief that pigs are able to fly disagrees with all scientific knowledge of pigs. The noun form of disagree is disagreement.

  • Real-life examples: Countries often have plans that disagree with other countries’ plans. Scientists and historians often make discoveries that disagree with earlier information.
  • Used in a sentence: When you measure a board twice and the measurements disagree, you should measure the board again.

If two people disagree on something, they have different opinions or beliefs. Usually, these different opinions conflict with each other.

  • Real-life examples: People often angrily disagree with each other on social media. Political parties often disagree on many social issues. You may disagree with your friends on what the best flavor of ice cream is.
  • Used in a sentence: My brother thinks green is the best color, but I disagree and think blue is the best. 

Disagree can also mean to cause physical discomfort or illness. This sense of disagree is often followed by with.

  • Real-life examples: If you have lactose intolerance, milk will disagree with you and will cause stomach aches and other problems if you drink it. Rotten food will probably disagree with you and cause food poisoning or vomiting.
  • Used in a sentence: I try to stay inside in the winter because cold weather really disagrees with me. 

Where does disagree come from?

The first records of disagree come from around 1425. It ultimately comes from the Middle French desagreer. It combines prefix dis-, which has a reversing or negative force, and the word agree, meaning “to have the same views.”

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Disagree is a very common word that often means to not agree or to have a different opinion.

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I love pineapple on pizza but many people disagree with me and say it is terrible.