- to engage in argument or debate.
- to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.
- to argue or debate about; discuss.
- to argue against; call in question: to dispute a proposal.
- to quarrel or fight about; contest.
- to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
- a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
- a wrangling argument; quarrel.
Origin of dispute
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Related Words for undisputedundeniable, unequivocal, acknowledged, indisputable, irrefutable, uncontested, unchallenged, unquestioned, arbitrary, assured, authoritative, certain, conclusive, decided, dogmatic, final, incontrovertible, indubitable, positive, recognized
Examples from the Web for undisputed
Contemporary Examples of undisputed
You are the undisputed greatest American bike rider ever, and among the greatest cyclists of all time.I Pushed the Lance Armstrong Lie: An Open Letter to Greg LeMond
July 31, 2014
In their homeland, after all, the sport truly is an undisputed national pastime.Can Baseball’s All-Star Game Be Saved?
Peter C. Bjarkman
July 15, 2014
There seems to be an undisputed consensus by all parties that Friday will be a day of black vengeance.Is This the Day Odessa Explodes?
May 8, 2014
China is the undisputed factory of the world, and produces about half of the global cement, steel, and iron.The Chinese Can’t Catch Their Breath
May 5, 2014
Naw Kham held his ground, and became the undisputed local strongman.How China Used Drones to Capture a Notorious Burmese Drug Lord
April 17, 2014
Historical Examples of undisputed
And, of this island realm, he and his companion were the undisputed sovereigns.Brave and Bold
On that view he considered himself entitled to undisputed success.The Secret Agent
The certificates and the votes of thirty-four of the States are undisputed.The Electoral Votes of 1876
David Dudley Field
Within three weeks I shall be the undisputed ruler of Earth.
That is part of her kingdom; that is part of her undisputed sway and realm.
- not challenged or questioned; acceptedof undisputed importance
- 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
- an argument or quarrel
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.