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dispute

[ dih-spyoot ]
/ d瑟藞spyut /
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verb (used without object), dis路put路ed, dis路put路ing.
to engage in argument or debate: She liked nothing more than to dispute with her fellow law students.
to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel: Those two are always disputing about something or other.
verb (used with object), dis路put路ed, dis路put路ing.
noun
a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion: Players were elated when the equal pay dispute was finally resolved.
a wrangling argument; quarrel: Some women at the end of the bar were having a noisy dispute about who should be the designated driver.
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Idioms about dispute

    in dispute,
    1. being fought or argued over; debated or contested; unresolved: The authorship of the recently discovered text is in dispute.Both countries argue that the territories in dispute originally belonged to them.
    2. engaged in an argument or disagreement: The program enables parties in dispute to settle their differences over the internet without face-to-face mediation.

Origin of dispute

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English verb disputen, dispuiten, desputen, either from Anglo-French, Old French desputer or directly from Latin disput膩re 鈥渢o argue a point,鈥 equivalent to dis- dis-1 + put膩re 鈥渢o reckon, consider鈥; noun derivative of the verb; see putative

synonym study for dispute

8. See argument.

OTHER WORDS FROM dispute

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dispute

dispute , refute
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British Dictionary definitions for dispute

dispute

verb (d瑟藞spju藧t)
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
noun (d瑟藞spju藧t, 藞d瑟spju藧t)
an argument or quarrel

Derived forms of dispute

disputer, noun

Word Origin for dispute

C13: from Late Latin disput膩re to contend verbally, from Latin: to discuss, from dis- 1 + put膩re to think
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with dispute

dispute

see in dispute.

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