dispute

[ dih-spyoot ]
/ dɪˈspyut /

verb (used without object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.

to engage in argument or debate.
to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.

verb (used with object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.

noun

a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
a wrangling argument; quarrel.

Origin of dispute

1275–1325; Middle English (< Anglo-French, Old French desputer) < Latin disputāre to argue a point, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + putāre to reckon, consider; see putative

Related forms

Can be confused

dispute refute

Synonym study

8. See argument.
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dispute


verb (dɪˈspjuːt)

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 (dɪˈspjuːt, ˈdɪspjuːt)

an argument or quarrel

Derived Forms

disputer, noun

Word Origin for dispute

C13: from Late Latin disputāre to contend verbally, from Latin: to discuss, from dis- 1 + putāre to think
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see in dispute.

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