verb (used without object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
verb (used with object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
Origin of dispute
Synonyms for dispute
Related Words for disputerow, squabble, discord, wrangle, brawl, discussion, disagreement, misunderstanding, friction, controversy, feud, disturbance, strife, debate, conflict, quarrel, bickering, contend, deny, contest
Examples from the Web for dispute
Contemporary Examples of dispute
Despite the strong language, however, the neither the JPO nor Lockheed could dispute a single fact in either Daily Beast report.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
At least for now, because few things about this dispute are absolutely certain.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
January 2, 2015
After two years, the dispute ended with an arbitration ruling in favor of Savage.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
But only recently did this dispute spread to the lily-white slopes of a Montana ski resort.A Racist’s Crazy Ski Resort Smackdown
October 18, 2014
But the outlines of that dispute spilled out into the open this week.Exclusive: Turkey OK’s American Drones to Fight ISIS
Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
October 16, 2014
Historical Examples of dispute
But it was always my notion, that children should not dispute their parents' authority.
But, if it be to ease her heart, and not to dispute my will, you may hear her out.
The beauty of the Turkish women is still a matter of dispute.
I could not dispute the evidence of the bit of shivered glass.The Bacillus of Beauty
Now, where there is an et cetera in an agreement, there is always an opening for dispute.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
noun (dɪˈspjuːt, ˈdɪspjuːt)
Word Origin for dispute
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.).
see in dispute.