verb (used without object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
verb (used with object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
Origin of dispute
Examples from the Web for dispute
Despite the strong language, however, the neither the JPO nor Lockheed could dispute a single fact in either Daily Beast report.
At least for now, because few things about this dispute are absolutely certain.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After two years, the dispute ended with an arbitration ruling in favor of Savage.
But only recently did this dispute spread to the lily-white slopes of a Montana ski resort.
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|DAILY BEAST
Now you will no longer dare to prevent me from claiming my rights or dispute my legal title.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
They did not dispute the matter with him and retired quietly.Before and after Waterloo|Edward Stanley
I request gentlemen to reflect, whether this is not, in point of fact, an abandonment of the other points in dispute?
It is probable that Oliver would have consented to this change, but a dispute arose upon the control of the army.A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)|Samuel R. Gardiner.
Miss Nightingale could not, then, regard the dispute as a trifle.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2|Edward Tyas Cook
British Dictionary definitions for dispute
noun (dɪˈspjuːt, ˈdɪspjuːt)
Word Origin for dispute
Word Origin and History 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.).
Idioms and Phrases with dispute
see in dispute.