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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.
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Origin of disagree

1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French desagreer. See dis-1, agree
Related formspre·dis·a·gree, verb (used without object), pre·dis·a·greed, pre·dis·a·gree·ing.
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Related Words for disagreed

dissent, differ, contradict, clash, diverge, contend, divide, object, haggle, wrangle, feud, oppose, quibble, bicker, spar, quarrel, depart, discord, counter, vary

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  • So when he had eaten them all, they all disagreed with him, and he died.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap

    Laura E. Richards

  • It was not for me to dispute this conclusion, even if I had disagreed with him, which I did not.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He was overtired with his walk of the day before, and then ate something that disagreed with him.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • They disagreed on religion, and there were frequent battles in the kitchen.

  • There must have been some question of money, as to which at the last moment they had disagreed.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for disagreed


verb -grees, -greeing or -greed (intr often foll by with)
  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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Word Origin and History for disagreed



late 15c., "refuse to assent," from Old French desagreer (12c.), from des- (see dis-) + agreer (see agree). Related: Disagreed; disagreeing.

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