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 disputing
There is no disputing that sometimes life takes a dramatic change.
There was still no disputing the answer Bloomberg furnished to the question he then posed.Alphonza Bryant, the Slain Bronx Teen Who Did Everything Right|Michael Daly|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They view the tax people as disputing whether what they're doing is real work.
Had the gifts to Edwards bought yard signs or radio advertising, there'd be no disputing their campaign purpose.
Apparently one of the executive producers of Celebrity Apprentice went to Joan and said that your manager is disputing the charge.Billy Sammeth, the Manager Fired by Cher and Joan Rivers, Tells His Side of the Story|Kevin Sessums|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The conforming and nonconforming priests were disputing the altars.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
There, where every head of a household had once been a thief, no disputing about mine and thine was ever heard.Told by the Death's Head|Mr Jkai
Bitter disputes soon followed, Warwick claiming it, and individuals both English and Indians disputing the claim.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
While the two are disputing as to who shall speak, the lady's curiosity is aroused.Tales of Old Japan|Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
Among you, there is not a man capable of disputing with them upon religion.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
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.